Infectious Diseases Fellowship - Program No: 1461011179
Section Chief and Associate Program Director
The Infectious Diseases Fellowship is a two-year program following the successful completion of a three-year residency in Internal Medicine. The program currently accepts two fellows per year.
The fellowship requires the trainee to have at least 12 months of direct patient care in the inpatient setting. Most of the training takes place at Washington Hospital Center, the largest and busiest hospital in our nation’s capital. Washington Hospital Center is a level I trauma center and home to the MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute. In addition to the general ID consult service, fellows rotate on a service dedicated to transplant and device-associated infections. The fellowship also includes one month of experience caring for highly immunocompromised patients at the National Institutes of Health, and one month of pediatric/adolescent infectious diseases experience at Children’s National Medical Center. Fellows see one half-day of continuity outpatient clinic per week at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center during the two-year fellowship. This clinic provides continuity care for patients infected with HIV, Hepatitis B and C, as well as providing consultation for pre-international travel, Lyme disease, diabetic foot infections, endocarditis and transplant-associated infection follow-ups, and a variety of other infections.
In addition to patient-care directed learning at the bedside, fellows receive education through a formal didactic lecture series, a weekly case conference, microbiology rounds, journal club, an infection control rotation/ antimicrobial stewardship curriculum, and a clinical microbiology rotation.
The resident in training has elective time, during which time the fellow can pursue research or additional clinical electives. The electives must be approved by the program director, and must have prior approval of the goals and objectives.
Fellows receive two weeks of paid vacation during each year of fellowship training, with an additional two weeks authorized at the discretion of the program director.
The fellow is expected to ultimately be proficient in the six areas of competency as set out for training in General Medicine as it applies to Infectious Diseases.
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education has identified the following domains for competency:
- Patient care
- Medical knowledge
- Practice-based learning and improvement
- Interpersonal and communication skills
- Systems-based practice
Please see our Policy and Procedures Manual for more detailed information about our program, including:
- Goals and objectives
- Policies and procedures
Applications to the Fellowship Training Program are accepted exclusively through the ERAS website. Applications open in July, and the deadline is at the end of August. On-site interviews will be offered to selected candidates .
For more information, please contact:
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Section of Infectious Diseases
110 Irving ST NW Suite 2A-56
Washington D.C, 20010