About the Program
The Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program trains physicians to become outstanding clinicians or clinician-investigators in infectious diseases.
We provide physicians who have completed their residencies in internal medicine with two years of subspecialty training that is divided between instruction in clinical infectious diseases and research.
We believe that the infectious diseases specialist should be well schooled in research methodologies. For those interested in pursuing a career in academic medicine, we offer an additional year of training.
The fellowship includes training in all clinical aspects of:
- Infectious diseases
- Infection control
- Diagnostic microbiology (bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology)
- Clinical or basic laboratory research
At the completion of the fellowship program, all fellows who have passed the Internal Medicine Boards are qualified for the subspecialty examination in infectious diseases administered by the American Board of Internal Medicine. They will have received the training and professional experience necessary to practice competently and independently.
Requirements for ACGME Certification of Training
To be eligible for ABIM certification in the subspecialty of Infectious Diseases and to maintain satisfactory accreditation of the training program, we expect the following of each fellow in the infectious diseases program:
Completion of two years in the program; one year of clinical subspecialty rotations, with documentation by attending faculty that the trainee has developed competence in each of the objectives of the rotation.
Satisfactory completion of supervised experience in:
- Inpatient consults
- Outpatient clinics
- Infection control and healthcare epidemiology
- Antibiotic use
Completion of one year in research and an approved research project, with presentation of the results at a Division, Departmental, or national meeting. All fellows in their clinical months receive monthly evaluations, and all fellows in their research months receive semiannual reviews by both their research mentors and by the Program Director.
Attendance and active participation in scheduled conferences:
- Interdisciplinary Infectious Diseases Conference
- Department and Division research conferences
- Journal Club Infectious Diseases
- Weekly Case Conference