Welcome to the Division of Infectious Diseases Fellowship
Our mission is to provide a well-rounded and varied educational program that allows fellows to become superb clinicians, academics and researchers in infectious diseases by educating fellows to become critical thinkers and diagnosticians who strive to always learn as well as advocate for patients.
1. To obtain clinical competence in a broad range of infectious diseases by gaining direct experience and understanding of the clinical features, diagnosis, natural history, prevention and treatment.
2. To become an effective, independent consultant and practitioner in Infectious Diseases by developing one's fund of knowledge and critical thinking skills.
3. To become an effective, well-respected physician by adhering to the highest professional and ethical standards.
4. To educate patients, health‐care workers, and other physicians with kindness and humility.
5. To develop life-long learning skills using scientific evidence, practice based and system-based learning to improve personal practices.
6. To incorporate quality assurance, improvement and economics in one's personal practice.
7. To be able to critically review medical literature, research design and ethics in research and also be able to discuss with patients informed consent and communicate the meaning of research results.
8. To graduate as a competent, successful, board eligible or certified infectious disease physician.
Our core program includes:
|12 Months||Consultation in Infectious Diseases||UUHC, VAMC, LDS hospitals|
|1/2 day||Combined HIV/ID Clinic||1st year|
|1/2 day||Elective Clinic||2nd year|
Available electives include:
- HIV Clinic
- Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Clinic
- TB Clinic
- Travel Clinic
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.
Some fellows elect to add an MPH or microbiology fellowship after their Infectious Disease Fellowship training. 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 year.
Our fellowship program is supplemented with regular conferences three times weekly, including core clinical infectious disease topics, clinical case presentation, and journal club. Fellows also participate in monthly microbiology clinical to bench correlation rounds with the microbiology fellows. Please see calendar on main page for upcoming events.