Inpatient Consult Services
While on the busy inpatient consult service, fellows will gain knowledge in infectious diseases affecting patients cared for by the following in-house services:
- Employee Health/Occupational Exposures
- General medicine
- General surgery
- Medical intensive care
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Plastic Surgery
- Solid organ transplant
- Surgical intensive care
The inpatient census averages 20-30 patients, of which approximately two are admitted to the Infectious Disease Service (a small inpatient service in which I.D. physicians serve as attending physicians for those patients admitted through our clinic). The inpatient team consists of an Infectious Diseases teaching attending, two to three fellows, and a team made up of internal medicine residents, Georgetown medical students, and visiting medicine students.
All patients hospitalized at Georgetown University Hospital are co-covered by house staff. Fellows will also have an opportunity to rotate through the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases inpatient consult service.
Out-patient Consult Service
Fellows will have several months each year dedicated solely to outpatient care. In this setting, fellows will become expert in treating patients with a wide range of infectious diseases through work in the following areas:
- General infectious disease out-patient care clinic
- HIV-STD clinic
- Hepatitis treatment clinic
In addition, fellows will participate in a weekly half-day continuity clinic through all months of their fellowship training. Outpatient training is performed with the support of a comprehensive clinical staff that includes a dedicated social worker and case manager, and a treatment adherence specialist.
Gift of Peace Hospice
The Division of Infectious Diseases also provides care for the Peace Corps and indigent patients residing at the Gift of Peace Hospice operated by Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity. Fellows visit the Gift of Peace once per dedicated outpatient month.