Internal Medicine Residency

ID Fellowship

Mercer University School of Medicine Fellowship Program at the Medical Center Navicent Health

The Infectious Disease Fellowship program at Mercer University School of Medicine is a new program. Its roots, however, arise from an Infectious Disease Division that was established in 1985 and that has served the middle Georgia medical community continuously since then. Our ID Fellows will become the focal point of our educational activities and be instrumental in running the clinical services. They will participate in ongoing research related to the HIV epidemic that continues to plague our community as well as other areas of general infectious diseases. The Mercer University School of Medicine Infectious Disease Fellowship at the Medical Center Navicent Health maintains an academic environment for development of clinical & research skills, emphasizing activities that will prepare our trainees for careers in clinical practice or academic medicine.

Currently, trainees participate in a two-year program. During this time our fellows will spend approximately 14 months on the Infectious Disease inpatient consult service, 4 months on the Infectious Disease outpatient service, 1 month on a microbiology/pathology rotation, and the remainder of time dedicated to their research and educational endeavors, while maintaining a half day clinic for the entirety. All trainees are expected to participate in a mentored clinical and/or laboratory research project during their fellowship.

The Medical Center Navicent Health provides a broad range of infectious disease problems, utilized for the clinical training of our infectious diseases fellows. Fellows also participate in outpatient clinics including the local Ryan White HIV clinic, the obstetrics high risk clinic, the pediatric infectious disease clinic, the Mercer Medicine travel clinic, as well as the Mercer Medicine Infectious Disease clinic.

Infectious Diseases Seminars and Events

Case of the Week

Monday - 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm.
Location: Department of Internal Medicine conference room, 707 Pine Street, 2nd Floor. In this weekly clinical conference, fellows present either in a CPC format or one clinical case followed by a review of medical literature pertaining to specific questions raised by the case. A second case is presented each week by a faculty member.


Weekly Core conferences

Monday - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: Department of Internal Medicine conference room, 707 Pine Street, 2nd Floor
This core conference is held on a weekly basis. Members of the Mercer ID Division, other faculty at Mercer, and the ID fellow will present on a topic in the ID core curriculum.


HIV Weekly Conferences

Tuesday - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: The HOPE Center, 180 Emery Highway
This conference is held on a weekly basis. Faculty and ID Fellows will present an HIV related case or topic and discuss the latest relevant literature.


Journal Club

Fourth Monday of each month - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: Department of Internal Medicine conference room, 707 Pine Street, 2nd Floor
Journal club meets monthly. Fellows and faculty discuss clinical and basic research articles in detail. The content of the articles as well as aspects of interpretation of medical literature is emphasized.


Research Conferences and Seminar

Second Thursday of the month when the fellow is on the research rotation; otherwise seminar is held on a quarterly basis
Location: Department of Internal Medicine conference room, 707 Pine Street, 2nd Floor
The weekly conference during the fellow's research rotation and quarterly seminars will be presented either by the fellow or one of the faculty members. These weekly conferences will deal with topics related to the fellows and/or faculty research or general research topics. The quarterly research seminars will be presentations of faculty/fellow research projects or reviews of basic research topics of interest.

Contact Us:

Fellowship Director: Harlod Katner, MD
Fellowship Coordinator: Vickie Harris

Mail:
ID Fellowship Program
707 Pine Street
Macon, GA 31201

Phone: (478) 301-5810