University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
As a fellow, you’ll provide care for a variety of inpatients on the pediatric infectious diseases consultation service. Inpatient rotations are primarily at the American Family Children’s Hospital, with some consultation services also provided to nearby community hospitals. In concert with the philosophy of graduated responsibility with increasing experience, first-year fellows provide consultation services and supervise patient care by the pediatric residents, with close oversight by the attending faculty. In your second year, you’ll take a more primary role in supervising patient care during times on service. The attending physician is involved daily in decision making and is available for ongoing oversight and input. In your third year, you’ll generally assume responsibility for the management of inpatients and consults with the attending faculty on complex cases. You’ll also be expected to take primary responsibility for the care of patients seen during inpatient consultations in the outpatient clinic, as well as patients seen for new outpatient consults. Because the pediatric infectious diseases service follows a limited number of patients for chronic diseases, it’s critical that you develop a longitudinal relationship with a selected group of patients and families during your training. For outpatient experiences, we follow the same philosophy of graduated responsibility as we do for inpatient experiences.