Based in Columbia, SC, the residency program offers 12-months of clinical training in infectious diseases with an emphasis on research and academia. Program faculty are noted regional and national experts in clinical infectious diseases with track records of success. Patient care activities will primarily be at Palmetto Health Richland, a 655 bed university affiliated tertiary care, medical center in the Palmetto Health/USC Medical Group hospital system. Palmetto Health Richland has a rich history of residency training since 1972. Primary and elective rotations will include key areas of inpatient and outpatient infectious diseases (e.g. microbiology, HIV/HCV clinic, ID consultation, antimicrobial stewardship, travel medicine).
Residents will participate in student instruction (both classroom and experiential) and will be designated with a faculty appointment as a clinical instructor at the University of South Carolina. Service to the profession will be emphasized in the program. The resident will work closely with the University of South Carolina/ Palmetto Health Infectious Diseases Medical Fellowship Program and will be fully integrated into clinical and presentation schedules. A certificate of completion will be awarded upon completion of the required program objectives.
This weekly case conference provides an in-depth discussion of pathogenic mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. One or two specially selected cases seen by faculty or fellows/residents are presented followed by a review of the relevant literature and an extended case discussion. The ID PGY-2 resident is responsible for leading three to four cases per year.
This monthly meeting is jointly run by faculty and fellows/residents, to review pertinent current literature in infectious diseases. The ID PGY-2 resident is responsible for leading two journal clubs per year.
Mandell Review and Research Conference
This weekly didactic series covers the breadth of ID topics expected to be seen on the inpatient consult service, or in ambulatory infectious disease/HIV clinic as well as teaching basic principles of research methods. In addition, the series provides an opportunity to discuss ongoing research projects and review relevant new research as it pertains to infectious disease. The ID PGY-2 resident is required to attend these sessions as a learning opportunity.
City Wide ID Conference
This monthly case conference includes regional infectious disease clinicians, pediatric infectious disease specialists, microbiology staff and public health officers. The conference often involves extended academic discussions and a review of the relevant literature related to a specific infectious disease case. In addition, the Public Health Department presents any current outbreaks or state epidemiology. This is an opportunity to network with the regional infectious disease community.
This monthly multi-disciplinary meeting discusses challenging HIV and antiretroviral therapy cases or discusses up-to-date literature pertaining to HIV. A fellow typically opens the meeting by discussing an aspect of HIV drug resistance. ID PGY-2 residents may attend sessions as learning opportunities.
Palmetto Health Pharmacy Grand Rounds
This monthly continuing education presentation is delivered by pharmacy faculty/preceptors and residents. Each ID PGY-2 resident is required to present an ACPE-accredited, one-hour program as part of the series.
There are a wide variety of clinical and research conferences offered through the School of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, and Palmetto Health Richland. Residents are encouraged to attend Internal Medicine Noon Conferences and Medical Grand Rounds for appropriate topics.