Ascension St. John Hospital Infectious Diseases Fellowship
Ascension St. John Hospital offers a two-year training program in Infectious Diseases at a 770-bed tertiary care center in Michigan. We offer a wide range of clinical experience, including HIV, hepatitis C and B virus, hematology/oncology patients, travel care, and kidney and pancreas transplant recipients.
The hospital laboratory offers a full complement of services. Assays for antimicrobial levels are done on site and monitored by a team of clinical pharmacists who provide pharmacological consultations. Most fungal and viral serologic tests are also performed in our laboratory. Our clinical microbiology offers complete isolation and identification of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, fungi, parasites, mycobacterium, mycoplasma, chlamydia and a variety of viruses. Our immunology laboratory provides the most current immunologic assays that complement our Infectious Diseases and Transplant programs.
- Adult ID 12 months
- Microbiology 2 weeks
- Bone marrow transplant 1 month
- Scholarly Activity 8.5 months
- Infection Control 2nd year
- Antimicrobial Stewardship 2nd year
- Pediatric ID 1 month
Clinical rotations are spent on the main campus with the exception of bone marrow transplant service, which is provided off campus. During these rotations, the trainees work with medical students and rotating residents and are supervised by our full-time faculty with an emphasis on education. Experience in Pediatric Infectious Diseases is acquired during rotation on our Pediatric Infectious Diseases service and through our conferences that are attended by our adult and pediatric Infectious Diseases faculty.
Ambulatory Care Facilities Experience
Throughout training, continuous outpatient experience is maintained at one to two half-days per week. Our outpatient facilities adjoin the hospital and provide convenient arrangements for proper and timely outpatient practice. During outpatient settings, the teaching faculty supervises trainees and topics relevant to outpatient practice are discussed.