IDSOG

Infectious Diseases Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology

Reproductive Infectious Disease Fellowships

Many of these positions are contingent upon funding, and availability may vary year to year. Contact the fellowship if you are interested.

Medical University of South Carolina University of British Columbia University of California, San Francisco University of Pittsburgh
Fellowship director Gweneth Lazenby
lazenbgb@musc.edu
Dr. Deborah Money
dmoney@cw.bc.ca
Dr. Craig Cohen
Craig.cohen@ucsf.edu
Dr. Harold Wiesenfeld
wieshc@mail.magee.edu
Fellowship administrator Stacey Livingston
Westbury@musc.edu
Kimberly Bale, MPH
Kimberly.bale@ucsf.edu
Jodi Boocks
boocksjl@mail.magee.edu
Application deadline December November December Rolling
Years of fellowship 2-3 1-2 2-3 2
Dedicated reproductive ID service? Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yearly deliveries at hospital 2,500 7,000 1,100 10,000
Protected research time? Yes, 50% in 1st year Yes, 3 months/year Yes, 75% Yes, 50%
Formal graduate degree opportunity? Yes, MSCR or MPH Yes, MPH or MSc Possible, MPH Yes, MPH, MSc, Masters in Medical Education

Description of clinical rotations and training:

Medical University of South Carolina

In the first year, the fellows spend 4 months on inpatient Adult Infectious Diseases consults, 2 months on Pediatric Infectious Diseases rotation with outpatient clinic, and 2 months in Clinical Microbiology. The remainder of the 1st year is directed at research time and clinical activities. The clinical activities include a GYN HIV Clinic all day Monday and an RID OB clinic on Wednesdays. During the first year, the fellows have ½ day of general Adult ID clinic as well.

In the 2nd and 3rd years, the fellows partake in outpatient RID clinics (Mon/Wed), research, and master’s program classes. If fellows chose not to complete a master’s, they can spend the appointed class time in research. Research days are most often Tues/Thurs and Fridays are reserved for surgery.

RID fellows are expected to take general obstetrics and gynecology call.

University of British Columbia

Per year; 3 months Adult Infectious Disease, 1 month pediatric Infectious Disease, 1 month microbiology/virology, 3 months research, 3 months HIV in women and Reproductive Infectious Disease, 1 month elective

University of California, San Francisco

Six months RID clinical training spread over 3 years (MDs) or
One day every other week (bi-weekly) experience at clinical sites at UCSF over six months (PhDs)
  • Women’s HIV clinic
  • HIV consult service at SFGH
  • ID consult service at SFGH
  • BAPAC consult service for HIV-infected pregnant women
  • San Francisco City Clinic (STD clinic)
  • RID Consult pager coverage
  • National Perinatal HIV Hotline and Clinicians Network
  • National Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Hotline (PEPline)
  • Biweekly RID seminar

Take part in clinical activities in relation to carrying out research (all trainees)

UCSF Infectious Diseases Boot-camp (all-day, first 2 weeks of fellowship, physician fellows)

35 hours UCSF NCCC/Perinatal HIV Hotline/PEPline training (physician fellows)

3-day “Fundamentals in STDs in Clinical Practice” (all trainees)

3-day UCSF Medical Management of AIDS Continuing Medical Education meeting, 1-day International Antiviral Society-USA (IAS-USA) advanced HIV management CME course

University of Pittsburgh

Fellows participant in the following clinical opportunities:

  1. Adult Inpatient ID Consultation Service (partnership with Internal Medicine)
  2. Reproductive Infectious Diseases Inpatient Consult Service
  3. Reproductive Infectious Diseases Referral Clinic (Vaginitis, STDs, obstetrical infections etc)
  4. Allegheny County Health Department Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinic
  5. HIV Clinic (partnership with Internal Medicine)
  6. Opportunities to maintain skills in OBGYN including obstetrics/deliveries, GYN surgery, ambulatory gynecology

Additionally, there is the possibility of a combined fellowship in RID/Family Planning and RID/MFM

Links to websites:

MUSC: http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/ob-gyn/rid-fellowship/

UCSF: http://bixbycenter.ucsf.edu/training/fellowships/fellowship_in_repro_infections.html

UPitt: http://obgyn.medicine.pitt.edu/infectiousdiseases/content.asp?id=362