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Infectious Diseases Fellowship Information

The Infectious Diseases Fellowship is a 2 year program in the department of medicine designed to provide specialized training for fellows. The program is directed by Infectious Diseases Fellow in ClinicJanak Koirala, M.D., Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases.

Introduction and Goals

The fellowship training in Infectious Diseases provided by the Department of Internal Medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is designed to provide advanced training in the subspecialty leading to eligibility for board certification in the subspecialty of Infectious Diseases. The trainees are to follow the general policies and procedures outlined by the Department of Medicine, the University, and the affiliated hospitals including those mandated by the local, state, and federal health administration agencies. The goals of the fellowship program are:

  • Provide a comprehensive knowledge base to prepare the fellow to care for patients suffering from infectious diseases due to bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic causes. This includes specific management of these infections as well as supportive and maintenance care needed for these diseases.
  • Provide experience with a wide variety of patients suffering from infections of diverse organ systems to give the fellow experience in diagnosing and managing patients suffering from common as well as unusual infectious diseases.
  • Provide a diverse experience through rotations outside the primary division including pediatric infectious diseases; hospital epidemiology and infection control; public health and preventive medicine and diagnostic microbiology and pathology.
  • Prepare the fellow to continue his/her education throughout his/her professional life by providing training and experience in: a.) reading, interpretation and critical evaluation of medical literature; b.) medical informatics and biostatistics; and c.) medical decision making, practice management and outcomes assessment; medico legal issues and medical humanities.
  • Provide training and experience in basic methods for clinical and laboratory research including experimental designs and clinical trials.
  • Complete a project on clinical and/or laboratory research, present the work at a regional or national meeting and write at least one manuscript for submission to a peer reviewed journal before the end of the training period.

Overview of Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

Required Rotations and Supervisors:

Rotation

Supervisors

Length

Training Level

1. Adult ID inpatient and consultation service

Janak Koirala, MD
Vidhya Prakash, MD
Vidya Sundareshan, MD
Isha Tyagi, MD
Scott Bergman, PharmD

 

10 months

2 months

 

 

1st Year

2nd Year

2. Adult ID outpatient and ambulatory clinics and Travel Medicine clinics

Janak Koirala, MD
Vidhya Prakash, MD
Vidya Sundareshan, MD
Isha Tyagi, MD

Scott Bergman, PharmD

 

 

2 morning clinics/week

2 morning clinics and 1 Travel clinic/week

 

 

1st Year

2nd Year

3. Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinic

Janak Koirala, MD
Vidhya Prakash, MD
Vidya Sundareshan, MD
Isha Tyagi, MD
Subhash Chaudhary, MD

 

 

1 afternoon clinic/month

 

1st & 2nd Year

4. Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Subhash Chaudhary, MD
Marcela Rodriguez

 

1 month

 

2nd Year

5. Diagnostic Microbiology

Sanjai Nagendra, MD

1 month

Weekly

 

 

1st Year

1st & 2nd Year

6. Infectious Diseases Epidemiology

Jim Stone, MPH
Janak Koirala, MD

 

 

1 month

 

2nd Year

7. Research

Janak Koirala, MD
Vidhya Prakash, MD
Vidya Sundareshan, MD
Isha Tyagi, MD
Scott Bergman, PharmD

 

1 month

8 months

 

 

1st Year

2nd Year

8. Elective

  • Transplant ID
  • Other approved by program

     

Qualified MD at hosting institution

 

1 month

2nd Year

 

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