Infectious Disease Education and Training

Infectious Diseases for the Primary Care Practitioner - Annual CME Course

This continuing medical education course, offered by the Division of Infectious Disease at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard Medical School, is geared towards general and family practitioners. It is accredited by the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Practitioners for 18 AMA PRA Category-1 Credits. Please visit our CME Course page for more information.

MGH/BWH Combined Infectious Disease Fellowship Program

The Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women's Hospitals have integrated their Infectious Diseases Fellowship Programs to offer unparalleled opportunities for clinical and research training in Infectious Disease in conjunction with the Harvard Medical School. The central mission of the program is to foster fellow career development. The joint faculties are committed to providing each trainee with the educational opportunities, mentoring support, and resources necessary for the trainee's objectives in Infectious Diseases clinical care, teaching, and research in clinical and laboratory settings. We view the training of future teachers and investigators as our most enduring contribution to medical science. We are eager to assist in the training of women and minority candidates. Please visit our Fellowship Training page for more information.

ID Rotation for Residents

Each resident works with an Infectious Diseases fellow and attending physician. During morning rounds, the resident and fellow evaluate and provide continuing care for inpatients for whom consultative services are requested. Residents present the cases that they have worked-up to the attending physician during afternoon daily rounds. Further learning about Infectious Diseases and the role of a consultant is then accomplished with the attending physician at the bedside during afternoon follow-up rounds. The resident will perform approximately one consultation per day. In addition, residents are expected to attend weekly Infectious Diseases conferences, including: a clinical case-management conference on Monday mornings, an HIV-focused conference on Monday at lunch time, and a case-based clinical and research conference on Wednesday mornings. Residents also attend a weekly teaching session in the microbiology laboratory. Please contact the Medical Residency Office if you are a resident interested in doing a rotation in our division.

ID Elective for Medical Students

We offer two courses for medical students: Clinical Infectious Disease and Microbiology (ME513M.23), and Clinical Infectious Diseases in the Transplant and Cancer Patient (ME513M.Ja). The monthly clinical rotation elective at BWH is structured around the consultation services provided by the Infectious Disease Division. Each student works with an Infectious Diseases fellow. Together they evaluate and provide continuing care for patients for whom consultative services are requested. Students present those cases that they have worked-up to the Attending (Staff) Physician on daily rounds. Learning about infectious diseases and the role of a consultant is then accomplished at the bedside and on daily rounds. The student will perform approximately one consultation a day. In addition, students are expected to attend three weekly infectious disease conferences, a case-management conference on Monday mornings, a case-based clinical or research conference on Wednesday mornings, and an HIV-focused conference on Friday mornings. To apply please visit the Harvard Medical School website.

ID Images

The Division of Infectious Diseases at MGH, in collaboration with the Partners AIDS Research Center and the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, has developed an online, case and image-based learning tool in Infectious Diseases that is freely available over the internet at the website www.idimages.org.

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