Infectious Disease Fellowship
The Spectrum Health/Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Infectious Disease Fellowship is organized to provide training and supervised experiences for fellows to acquire the competency of a specialist in the field of infectious diseases.
Fellows train in a quaternary medical center serving the greater Grand Rapids area and 13 surrounding counties, with combined hospital campuses overseeing over 1,000 beds. The infectious disease program at Spectrum Health assists in serving patients with advanced heart failure and LVAD, heart and lung transplant, bone marrow transplant, an outpatient clinic, and community resources.
Inpatient consultations are performed mainly at Butterworth Hospital. At the completion of the required clinical time, the fellow will have provided consultative services for an average of 2,000 inpatients. The inpatient experience includes a pediatric infectious disease rotation conducted at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.
Outpatient clinic provides care for patients living with HIV infection. Each fellow is required to follow at least 20 HIV patients for a minimum of 12 months. Fellows are also scheduled in the Spectrum Health general infectious disease outpatient clinic.
Fellows have the option of experiencing other career opportunities that the infectious diseases specialty training offers, including options to have additional exposure to the following:
- Inpatient consultation service
- Inpatient consultation (bone and joint exposure)
- Pediatric inpatient consultation service
- Solid organ transplant service
- General infectious disease outpatient clinic
- Away rotation
- Infectious disease case conference–weekly
- Micro rounds–monthly
- Research meet-up–weekly
- Problem-based learning curriculum–weekly
- Journal club–quarterly
- Infectious disease city-wide meeting–monthly
- Internal medicine grand rounds–weekly
- All applicants must possess U.S. work authorization or be eligible for J-1 status
- Applicants must have completed three years of United States postgraduate residency training in an ACGME- or RCPSC-accredited internal medicine program before entry into the fellowship program
- Applicants must be an MD or DO
- Applicants must have good communication skill
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