Division of Infectious Diseases, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center 
Leading Patient Care, Training & Research

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Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Rotations

During the two-year fellowship, our trainees rotate through four, three-week training blocks.

Adult Infectious Disease Consultation Service
HIV/Immunocompromised Host Service
Bridge Rotation
Research

Adult Infectious Diseases Consultation Service

On this rotation, the fellow works with an attending physician, medical residents and interns, and UCLA medical students to provide Infectious Diseases consultation for inpatients to assist with the diagnosis and treatment of significant infections.

HIV/Immunocompromised Host Service

On this rotation, the fellow works with an attending physician, medical residents and interns, and UCLA medical students to provide care to patients with HIV infection and to other patients who are immunocompromised due to receipt of cytotoxic chemotherapy or organ transplantation.

Bridge Rotation

On this rotation, the fellow works with attending physicians, ID trained pharmacists, and nurses for “curbside” consultations, oversees outpatient IV antibiotic service, participates in antibiotic stewardship rounds, approves antibiotics, and sees patients in the Infectious Diseases Clinic.

Research

On this rotation, the fellow works with MD or PhD faculty members to perform clinical or basic research in Infectious Diseases. In the first 2 months of the fellowship, all 1st year fellows will have a 3-week research block to help identify potential research projects and mentors. They will also have an introduction into the clinical microbiology laboratory. During the research block, the fellow sees patients in the Infectious Diseases Clinic.

Electives

Available electives include:

Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (required for first year fellows)
Transplant Infections at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (required for second year fellows)
Tuberculosis Clinic at Martin-Luther King Hospital
Tuberculosis Inpatient Unit at Olive View Medical Center
Chaga’s Disease Clinic at Olive View Medical Center
Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Infection Control at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Lundquist Global Health Elective at King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban, South Africa (limited to end of second year currently)
Elective rotations are taken during the research block.  We are always willing to try to work with our fellows to identify alternative electives that are not listed to support their career goals.