Curriculum

The Orthopedic Infectious Diseases Fellowship provides you with the opportunity to combine exceptional clinical skills with demonstrated proficiency in clinical or basic research. Clinical or research responsibilities include an opportunity to focus on areas of special interest within orthopedic infectious diseases.

The one-year program consists of at least six months of clinical rotations (including one month of elective time) and up to six months of research. Based on your career goals, you may take additional electives or more clinical rotations in lieu of six months of research with approval from the program director.

At the conclusion of this one-year fellowship, you are expected to show competence in the six Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) competencies.

Clinical training

You have at least six months of orthopedic continuity clinic to learn the continuum of orthopedic infectious diseases. You work as a team member with faculty, physician assistants and other members of your Mayo team.

Didactic training

You are expected to participate fully with the parent general infectious diseases training program, including (but not limited to) attending and presenting at conferences, journal clubs, taking call, and completing the core curriculum.

Research training

As an integral part of the Orthopedic Infectious Diseases Fellowship, you are expected to participate in meaningful research during the research time (up to six months). Your research will result in a presentation and publication to be completed within one year following the completion of your training.

Evaluation

To ensure that you acquire adequate knowledge and develop the appropriate technical skills to meet program expectations, your performance is monitored carefully during the Orthopedic Infectious Diseases Fellowship. You are formally evaluated by supervising faculty members on a regular basis and meet with the program director to review these evaluations. In addition, you regularly evaluate the faculty to confirm that your educational needs are being met.