Fellowship

The Infectious Disease Fellowship Program at the University of Utah School of Medicine is a 2-year ACGME accredited clinical and research training program. Fellows interested in an academic career are encouraged to stay for a third non-accredited year.

During the two year program, fellows get a well rounded clinical education in general infectious diseases, HIV, immunocompromised hosts, transplant infectious diseases, epidemiology, and antibiotic stewardship at University of Utah Health Center and LDS hospitals. They also are trained to embark on a fruitful research career. 

Core Program

Our core program includes:

12 Months   Consultation in Infectious Diseases   UUMC, LDS hospitals
1 Month Microbiology ARUP
1/2 day Combined HIV/ID Clinic 1st year
1/2 day Infectious Disease Clinic 2nd year
1/2 day HIV Clinic 2nd year
1/2 day Travel Medicine 2 months
1/2 day STD Clinic 2 months

Electives

Available electives include:

  • Epidemiology,
  • Infection control,
  • Prison HIV clinic,
  • Immunology,
  • Transplant,
  • TB clinic and pediatric infectious diseases.

Our fellows also learn about antibiotic stewardship and de-escalation as well as using antibiotics wisely.

The second year is mainly spent exploring either clinical or bench research with their chosen mentor. Elective rotation in travel, STD, and antibiotic stewardship are also available. 

Global Projects

Our global projects offer fellows the opportunity to gain experience working abroad on a range of projects such as water projects in Ghana, diarrhea in Kenya and cerebral malaria in Tanzania to new projects in China and India.  We also bring students, residents and fellows for a 1-2 week intensive medical clinic or educational exchange experience in Ecuador or Peru.  Several fellows have also applied and have been encouraged to go on the 9 week Peru Gorgas course in Geographic Medicine and Tropical Diseases in their second or third year. 

Some fellows elect to add an MPH or microbiology fellowship after their Infectious Disease Fellowship training.

Didactic Lectures & Journal Club

Our fellowship program is supplemented with didactic lectures in core clinical infectious disease topics, clinical case presentations, research talks, HIV dilemmas in anti-retroviral therapy, and HIV review talks.

Fellows also participate in monthly microbiology clinical to bench correlation rounds with the microbiology fellows as well as ID board review and journal club sessions.

Program Coordinator

Eric Irwin

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