Trainees participate in the following weekly conferences in the Division and within the Department of Medicine.
Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds (Mondays, 4 p.m.)
On Monday afternoons, the main didactic weekly conference is held in Hanes House- Ground Level Conference Theater. This conference covers current clinical topics in infectious diseases and at least once per month, a basic or clinical research topic. Each faculty member is responsible for one conference per year. Outside speakers are often invited. Once per year, fellows may present or invite an outside speaker to present at a conference.
Infectious Diseases Journal Club (Tuesdays, 12 noon)
Journal club is a highly successful informal meeting for students, residents, fellows and staff. There are no limitations to the breadth of topics discussed. All fellows are assigned a day in rotation on which they will prepare a detailed review of a current journal article. The articles are distributed before each meeting, and each fellow selects a faculty discussant to provide insight. Members of the Division rely on Journal Club as a continuing source of new and interesting findings.
Infectious Diseases Case Conference (Thursdays, 4 p.m.)
Case Conferences are run by the fellows. Two to three cases from the consultation services are presented as unknowns. This format challenges those not currently on the clinical services in diagnosis and management. Representatives from clinical microbiology, radiology and pathology attend. Much discussion ensues. This is a highly active teaching-learning exercise in clinical infectious diseases and adds a wealth of case material to the repertoire of all the Division members. This conference stresses the means of arriving at the correct diagnosis more than picking the right diagnosis itself.
Medical Grand Rounds (Fridays 8:00 a.m.)
Grand Rounds take place on Friday mornings in Duke Hospital North. The chief medical residents from Duke, the VA and Ambulatory Care alternate weekly as moderators.