The regularly scheduled formal sessions include:
- weekly Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds
- weekly core curriculum seminars
Core curriculum seminars are given by the faculty to the first-year fellows, with emphasis on the rational approach to the major clinical problems in infectious diseases. Topics covered include antibiotics, host-pathogen relationships, appropriate use of the microbiology lab, approach to fever, urinary tract infections, endemic mycoses, bone and joint infections, central nervous system infections, perinatal infections, skin and soft tissue infections intravascular infections, tuberculosis, herpesvirus infections, pneumonia, infections in solid-organ transplant recipients, infections infebrile neutropenia, human immunodeficiency virus infection, employee health and exposures to infectious diseases, parasitology, and bioethics.
- monthly research seminars
- Journal Club
- seminars given by visiting professors
- Intercity Infectious Diseases Rounds (involving the major New York City metropolitan area teaching hospitals)
Second year fellows also participate in a 6-session course on biostatistics and study design, directed by Jonathan Shuter, M.D. Fellows are taught basic and intermediate concepts in medical statistics, clinical epidemiology, and study design, using lectures, handouts, and computer training. (Fellows enrolled in the Clinical Research Training Program at Einstein, leading to a Master’s degree, are exempt from this course).