Clinical Curriculum

In addition to the inpatient and outpatient clinical experiences, fellows in the Infectious Diseases Program are strongly encouraged to participate in the many courses, seminars and lecture series which are offered both as part of the program and by the University of Minnesota.

Required Clinical Conferences, Meetings and Lecture Series

Inter-City Infectious Diseases Case Conference

  • Weekly clinical case conference held in the Mayo Building and also live streamed
  • Attendees include ID faculty, fellows, residents, and students on the ID consult services from all 4 teaching hospitals, plus clinical microbiologists, infection control practitioners, private ID physicians from the community, and representatives from the Minnesota Department of Health
  • Presentation are given in rotation by the 4 teaching hospitals, senior ID fellows, residents on the ID services, and the Department of Health's Emerging Infections program

Fellows' Core Infectious Diseases Lectures

  • Held twice monthly
  • Provides an in-depth interactive exchange with a designated faculty member regarding a specific core clinical topic
  • The lecture series is on an 18 months cycle, so each topic is covered twice

Fellows’ Core HIV Forum

  • Five forums annually
  • This is a fellows’ oriented forum where fellows’ discuss topics in basic and advanced HIV/AIDS care specific to patents in their continuity clinic with expert HIV clinical faculty members

Fellows' Journal Club

  • Held twice monthly
  • Fellow run journal club covering important and current ID research in the literature

Infection Control Committee Meetings

  • Monthly meetings are available at each of the affiliated hospitals

Elective Clinical Conferences, Meetings and Lecture Series Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds

  • Weekly grand rounds are held at each of the hospital sites

Global Health Course (in-person or online)

  • An intensive, on-site and online training course aimed at health care providers that serve globally mobile populations such as immigrants, refugees, and/or travelers
  • A total of 216.5 hours of online content
  • One of only 17 courses offered worldwide
  • Only course offered in collaboration with U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Preparation for Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers Health in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Tropical and Travel Medicine Seminars


  • Monthly dinner symposium where invited speakers cover important clinical and research topics related to international medicine

Twin Cities AIDS Clinicians and Quarterly Case Discussions (HIV) meetings

  • Quarterly dinner symposium involving case presentations and discussions among HIV providers in the Twin Cities

Antimicrobial Subcommittee Meetings

  • Quarterly meetings held at the University of Minnesota Medical Center

Emerging Infections Conference

  • Annual conference sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health, the University of Minnesota Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, and the Mayo Clinic

Winter Course in Infectious Diseases


  • Annual national ID conference held in Snowmass, Colorado