Fellows can expect eleven months of experiences in inpatient and outpatient consultative medicine, diagnostic infectious diseases laboratory, and infection control. This is generally weighted six to seven months in the first year, two to three months in the second year, and two months in the third year. In addition to clinical skills, trainees must develop a scholarly focus during their first year, which is further developed during the second and third years. Additional one to two years training for research may be granted for selected candidates.


  • Fellows are expected to coordinate daily educational activities for residents and students who rotate on-service with them.
  • On-service fellow presents cases at weekly clinical ID conference; provides didactic presentation approximately once a month when on service.
  • Fellows rotate in the monthly combined ID adult/pediatric conference; generally four case presentations per year.
  • Fellows should capitalize on the multiple opportunities to provide didactic presentations to students and residents. Goal of three polished presentations by the third year.
  • Fellows should prepare a presentation of their research at Fellows Rounds.

Program Overview

First Year Second Year Third Year

22-26 weeks: Clinical Consultation (inpatient and outpatient)

4 weeks: Clinical Microbiology Labs

2-4 weeks: Epidemiology/Infection Control

2 weeks: Intro to Clinical

2 weeks: Basic Research

8-12 weeks: Research/scholarly project development 

10-14 weeks: Clinical Consultation (inpatient and outpatient)

32-36 weeks: Research/scholarly project

22-26 weeks: Clinical Consultation (inpatient and outpatient)

36-40 weeks: Research/scholarly project