Infectious Disease Joint Clinical Conferences
Grand Rounds is the weekly conference at which all divisional faculty and fellows convene to hear cases, lectures by visiting professors, research seminars, journal club presentations, and presentations from faculty members.
1.5 hours of Continuing Medical Education credit is available to those who submit the CME form and attend this conference.
Infectious Disease attendings, fellows, and residents and medical students on the ID elective are expected to attend.
Generally, grand rounds conferences consist of 3 case presentations by first-year fellows. Each case presentation and discussion is allotted 30 minutes. Pertinent radiology, smears, and biopsies are presented, and guest discussants may be invited. The case presentation takes 5-10 minutes, with the remainder of the time reserved for discussion and a brief literature review focusing on a particular aspect of the case. Cases may be presented as unknowns, for discussion of management problems, or because they have interesting diagnoses, classic or unusual features, are diagnostic dilemmas, or for any reason that an infectious diseases audience should be expected to have an interest.
Periodically, the case presentation format is replaced by multidisciplinary discussions, clinicopathological conferences, journal club, lectures by visiting professors, or research seminars.