Fellows participate in educational activities that involve teaching medical students, residents and learners from other disciplines. This is an essential aspect of A&I training as we strive to keep the specialty vibrant through education of other physicians and health care professions about our specialty.
During the training year, fellows will participate in educational activities that involve teaching medical students, residents and learners from other disciplines.
Continuity clinics are held at the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital outpatient specialty clinics. Fellows each have their own scheduled patients 2-3 half days per week whom they follow over the 2 year fellowship. Outpatient clinical experiences also take place at the Morsani Center (USF physician practice), JHU/ACH Immunodeficiency clinic, Moffitt Cancer Center, and the LFLG private USF-affiliated clinic.
Scholarly productivity is expected and required of all fellowship applicants. Our Division expects fellows to author one case report, one review paper and be involved in one research project that leads to co-authorship. Historically, fellows have far exceeded these minimums, being involved in a variety of interesting projects with various faculty members.
Didactic conferences take place 5 days per week to ensure adequate exposure to all areas of our specialty required to successfully navigate the A&I board exam. Faculty-facilitated board review sessions take place twice per week on Mondays and Fridays. A clinical didactic conference takes place on Wednesdays from 7-8a and a research conference takes place on Thursdays from 7-8am. Both of these sessions are teleconferenced between USF and JHU/ACH. In addition, other conferences include a Monday Journal Club and informal professional development conferences.
Electronic evaluation forms are used by the faculty as one of the ways to assess the fellows. These evaluations have been devised to assess the aspects of the ACGME’s Six Core Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, Systems-Based Practice and Practice-Based Learning and Improvement. Fellows receive written and verbal feedback at the end of each rotation from the faculty preceptor and fellows are given the opportunity to review and ask questions.