The overriding goal of the University of Minnesota Infectious Diseases Fellowship program is to provide our fellows excellent training in the practice and science of Infectious Diseases. In our program, this is fostered by immersion in patient care at our three dedicated teaching hospitals, our diverse continuity clinics offerings, our ample clinical microbiology experience and robust teaching by our dedicated faculty that includes lectures, case presentations and effective training, feedback, and support for the fellows while on service. Clinical training through our fellowship program will allow each fellow to develop an independent, thoughtful, organized, and flexible approach to the evaluation of patients with a range of symptoms and signs that suggest the presence of an infectious disease, while recognizing and responding to both psychosocial and economic factors that impact on patient care. Fellows will also develop and enhance life-long learning skills that allow them to adapt to the changing spectrum of infectious diseases and their changing management.
Outpatient ID Experience: Continuity Clinic
- Provides world-class care from physicians who are also leaders in infectious disease research
- Clinic includes specialty trained nurses, social workers and a designated pharmacist
- Mixture of general ID and HIV patients from around Minnesota
- The Positive Care Center at Hennepin is staffed by a multidisciplinary team committed to providing quality, comprehensive health and psychosocial services to those with HIV and AIDS. The center staff provides education, serves as a community and family resource, and contributes extensively to the advancement of HIV-related knowledge
- More than 1100 patients seen annually (largest HIV clinic in Minnesota)
- Services also include an HIV/HCV Co-infection Clinic
- The Minneapolis VA Medical Center offers a mixture of general ID and HIV patients from the five-state area.
Outpatient ID Experience: Additional Ambulatory Clinics
- The Hennepin County Public Health Clinic is a multi-lingual, multicultural clinic that provides screening and treatment for STIs, HIV testing, TB control services, refugee health screening, immigration exams, family planning and Ryan White HIV services for qualified individuals who are HIV+ and not currently in care
- Provides refugee screening for patient from other countries
- Largest Tuberculosis clinic, serving more than 100 active tuberculosis cases annually
- Largest and busiest STI clinic in Minnesota
- Immigrant and Travel Medicine Clinic in Saint Paul, MN
Includes patient from more than 30 countries, with a staff of providers with extensive experience practicing both internationally and in the United States