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ILADEF Physician Training Program

Overview

ILADEF’s training program provides a foundation in the evidence-based treatment of Lyme and associated diseases, and directly addresses commonly encountered diagnostic and therapeutic challenges.

The participant learns how to evaluate and treat patients for Lyme and associated tick-borne diseases in a real-world setting. This environment allows physicians to appreciate diverse and often subtle presentations of tick-borne disease.

Participants will return to practice with:

  • Enhanced clinical skills
  • An integrated, nuanced approach to directing treatment
  • Confidence in diagnosis and treatment

The program is appropriate for, and tailored to meet, the educational needs of its participants, regardless of level of current expertise.

Timeline to complete program – 6 months total:

  • From application date trainee has 3 months to schedule training.
  • Once training is scheduled trainee has 3 months to complete training.

 

As of January 2021, the program is being offered both Virtually and In-Person.

 

Curriculum

The ILADEF’s Physician Training program is available virtually or in-person and consists of the following curriculum:

Virtual Training

  • At least complete 20 hours 1:1 shadowing with the training physician. This may include telehealth cases or virtual cases.
  • Teacher supervises at least 5 cases with the Trainee – at least 1-hour session per case.
  • Another 4 hours to review questions and answers – complete checklist.
  • Shadow- zoom interviews – HIPPA compliant.
  • Standard case presentations which may come from physician training program.
  • Trainees are responsible for presenting one clinical case and working through it with the Preceptor. The Trainee will submit a case assessment and plan to the training physician before the training is completed.
  • Review and understand each topic within the curriculum checklist.
  • Preceptor will participate in the BIG DATA project and will teach student how to do so.
  • Trainee completes Trainee online program evaluation form.

In-Person Training

  • At least complete 20 hours 1:1 shadowing with the training physician. This may include telehealth cases or virtual cases.
  • Teacher supervises at least 5 cases with the Trainee – at least 1-hour session per case.
  • Another 4 hours to review questions and answers – complete checklist.
  • Shadow- zoom interviews – HIPPA compliant.
  • Standard case presentations which may come from physician training program.
  • Trainees are responsible for presenting one clinical case and working through it with the Preceptor. The Trainee will submit a case assessment and plan to the training physician before the training is completed.
  • Review and understand each topic within the curriculum checklist.
  • Preceptor will participate in the BIG DATA project and will teach student how to do so.
  • Trainee completes Trainee online program evaluation form.

Criteria/Registration

Criteria

  • MD, DO, ND
  • Has antibiotic prescribing rights
  • Completed the ILADS Lyme Fundamentals Program and passed associated quiz
    • Click here to register for Lyme Fundamentals
  • Pledge to use the knowledge gained during the mentorship to treat tick-borne illnesses in one’s clinical practice.

Registration

  • $500 – ILADS Members
  • $2,000 – Non-Members

NOTE: The registration fee will be non-refundable and paid in advance to ILADEF before consideration for training.  If you are not accepted to the program your registration fee minus a $50 processing fee will be refunded.

Preceptors

Please click on the name link to review each Preceptors’ Bio.

Steven J. Bock, MD

Steven J. Bock, MD
Rhinebeck, NY

Alexis Chesney ND

Alexis Chesney, ND
Westminster, VT

Eboni Cornish, MD

Eboni Cornish, MD
Reston, VA

Magdalena Cubala-Kucharska, MD, PhD

Magdalena A Cubala-Kucharska, MD, PhD
Piaseczno/ Warsaw, Poland

Christine L Green, MD, AAFP

Christine L Green, MD
Mountain View, CA
Temporarily Unavailable

Steven Harris, MD

Steven Harris, MD
Foster City, CA

Charles Ray B. Jones, MD

Charles Ray B. Jones, MD
Brooklyn, CT

Casey Kelley, MD

Casey Kelley, MD
Chicago, IL

Amy Offutt, MD

Amy Offutt, MD
Marble Falls, TX

FAQ

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