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Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases

HIV Concentration

Fellows interested in a developing expertise in the care of HIV-infected patients will be interested in our HIV Concentration, led by Laura Kogelman, MD.

While becoming board-eligible in ID, you will gain extensive expertise in caring for people living with HIV and its complications. You will also receive additional specialized training in HIV care such as management of HIV-associated metabolic issues, management of anal dysplasia, and care of the HIV-HCV/HBV co-infected patient.  Fellows who choose this concentration will be able to provide the highest level of HIV care at the end of their training.

Clinical Experience

You will have a continuity clinic with an HIV expert who cares for a large HIV positive population.  Our clinic cares for approximately 500 patients from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds reflective of the HIV patient population in Boston. We have a dedicated social worker to assist with non-medical issues such as housing, insurance, and transportation.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in several additional subspecialized services for people living with HIV, all staffed by experienced faculty:

  • High-resolution anoscopy clinic
  • HIV-HCV/HBV co-infection clinic at Tufts MC as well as at the affiliated Lemuel Shattuck Hospital.
  • Prison based clinics
  • Management of pre and post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV 

Educational Experience

You will receive focused education on the management of HIV:

  • Didactic lecture series focused specifically on HIV
  • Training in interpretation of HIV genotypes
  • Participation in the fellow-led HIV Clinical Case Conference, which hosts invited speakers, and where complex HIV-related issues are discussed.          

Research

Many opportunities for research are available for both 2-year, Clinician-Educator track fellows, and the  3- year, Physician-Scientist track.  These opportunities include both local and international project.  Clinician-Educator track( 2-year) fellows are encouraged to choose a research project in the area of HIV or HIV-related care.  Our clinic also provides a wealth of opportunity for QI/QA projects.

Teaching Opportunities

Fellows in this track will have specific opportunity to develop their expertise as Clinician Educators.  Teaching opportunities include leading small group discussions with pre-clinical medical students, as well as providing lectures to medical students on clinical rotations and house staff. 

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