Elective Opportunities

We know that the career goals and interests of our fellows vary widely and we believe that the resources of the Division of Infectious Diseases and surrounding medical center allow us to individualize each fellow's experience to best meet their goals. Elective rotations pursued by fellows have included:

Additional HIV/AIDS Experience

The HIV/AIDS Treatment Program (HATP) was started by Dr. Powel Kazanjian in 1995. The program has been federally funded under the Ryan White Care Act since that time, and has undergone considerable growth over the years now serving more than 900 active patients (medical visit in the past 12 months). While all fellows will be assigned new HIV positive patients, fellows with a particular interest in HIV/AIDS can attend additional clinics when not on the inpatient service.

Transplant Infectious Disease

Michigan Medicine has one of the largest and broadest-based Transplant Centers in the country, performing more than 300 organ transplants yearly. Furthermore, over 200 adult stem cell transplants are performed annually. Our Transplant Infectious Disease Service is directed by Dr. Daniel Kaul and staffed by physicians with clinical and academic interests in the treatment and prevention of infections in this population. All fellows will round on the transplant ID service and additional rotations are available for fellows with a particular interest in transplant ID.

Viral Hepatitis Clinic

The University of Michigan Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology maintains a very active viral hepatitis and liver transplant service at both Michigan Medicine and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, which are staffed by national leaders in the field. Interested fellows can attend the Viral Hepatitis Clinic.

Clinical Microbiology Laboratory

Most fellows do at least a two-week rotation in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory during one of their research months.

Infection Control/Hospital Epidemiology

Interested fellows can attend infection control committee and participate in the various activities and investigations that are part of the work of these groups. Further, the division will fund attendance at the CDC/SHEA infection control course or, if the fellow prefers, the online infection control course.

Antimicrobial Stewardship

The division maintains a very active Antimicrobial Stewardship Program where Dr. Laraine Washer serves as the medical director and works closely with our three infectious disease pharmacists. Fellows are encouraged to attend antibiotics subcommittee meetings and participate in antimicrobial stewardship activities.

Summer Session in Epidemiology

A popular program offered by the U-M School of Public Health, Summer Session in Epidemiology, provides an intensive 3-week introduction to the principles of epidemiology and attracts students from all over the country. Fellows are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity and, in most cases, the division has been able to provide complete funding for tuition.