An integral aspect of clinical infectious diseases training involves inpatient consultation. The UAB Infectious Diseases fellows will direct two consultation services under the direct supervision and teaching of an attending physician. In addition to the attending physician and fellows, the consult team includes medical residents as well as fourth-year medical students.
The “Green” service focuses on infections in non-HIV immunocompromised hosts including patients with malignancies and stem- or solid-organ transplantation. The “Gold” service assists with the care of patients with HIV/AIDS as well as infectious disease consultations from surgical and medical subspecialties. Fellows may also participate in infectious diseases consults at the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center in conjunction with the VA ID faculty.
During the course of fellowship, fellows will have significant exposure to outpatient infectious diseases clinics including an HIV continuity clinic (to continue for the duration of fellowship), General Infectious Diseases Clinic at UAB Highlands Hospital, STD and TB clinics at the Jefferson County Department of Public Health, and Travel Clinic at The Kirklin Clinic. Additionally, interested fellows may also attend the Transplant Infectious Diseases Clinic.