Infectious disease doctors working in lab
The Infectious Disease component of the ID-CCM curriculum is outlined in the clinical and didactic sections below. Please click here  to access the CCM portion of the curriculum.

Clinical experiences

Fellows have meaningful experiences throughout training at both AGH and West Penn hospitals, including:

  • Inpatient Consult Service - includes General ID, Solid Organ, Bone Marrow Transplant, and Burn ICU
  • HIV Continuity Clinic  - held one-half day per week in the first two years of fellowship
  • Ambulatory Electives - General ID, Travel Medicine, Tuberculosis, and Hepatitis C Clinics
  • Rotation Electives - Infection Prevention, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Microbiology, and Research
Group photo of medical professionals in lab

Microbiology laboratory:

In addition to traditional culture-based methodology, our Microbiology Lab utilizes next-generation, rapid, molecular-based testing, including:

  • Multiplex respiratory and cerebrospinal fluid viral/bacterial PCR
  • MALDI-TOF-based species identification
  • PBP2a gene probe/mecA PCR testing of S aureus isolates

Didactic learning experiences

Conferences are an important means of education and will serve as a platform for interaction amongst the faculty, fellows, and other learners such as medical students and Internal Medicine residents.

Conference schedule

ID Case Conference (Weekly)
Journal Club (Monthly)
Research Conference (Monthly)
Core Curriculum Conference (Weekly)
Multidisciplinary Conference: ID, CCM, Nephrology (Monthly)
CCM Conference (weekly)