We offer a Two-year ACGME accredited fellowship program in Infection Disease with Three total fellows. All Infectious Disease Faculty physicians are board certified and active in teaching. Our fellows have a 100% board pass rate and receive financial support for travel to national meetings, including the opportunity to attend Infectious Disease Week to network with other ID fellows.
Fellows gain clinical experience through consultant rounds at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport and the outpatient clinics. The consult team usually includes one or two fourth-year medical students, an internal medicine resident, the fellow, and a faculty attending. The consult team averages 10 to 15 new consults per week, or 50 per month. The fellow can take an elective month on the pediatric infectious disease consult service during the second year.
The fellow gains hands-on experience in diagnostic clinical microbiology by working at the bench in the hospital’s clinical microbiology laboratories. The fellow learns laboratory techniques for identifying pathogenic bacteria, mycobacteria, fungi, and viruses.
Outpatient clinics staffed by the Infectious Disease faculty and fellows include the Viral Therapeutics Clinic for viral hepatitis treatment, the Viral Disease Clinic for patients with HIV infection, and the general Infectious Disease Clinic for other infectious diseases. In these clinics, the fellow has the chance to follow patients longitudinally.
The Program utilizes the AMA CME Competency Education teaching modules, didactic lectures, and selected lectures sponsored by the institutional GME Office to educate staff and fellows regarding Physician Well Being, Healthy Lifestyle, Sleep Hygiene. The institution offers the fellow the ability to attend lecture series for mindfulness and relaxation.
Each fellow will see over 450 consults during their 12 months on the consult service.