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. 

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 (UUHC), the Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), 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   UUHC, VAMC, LDS hospitals
1 Month Microbiology ARUP
1/2 day Combined HIV/ID Clinic 1st year
1/2 day Elective Clinic 2nd year

Electives

Available electives include:

  • HIV Clinic
  • Immunology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Clinic
  • TB Clinic
  • Transplant
  • 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. 

Additional Training Opportunities 

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. 

Didactic Lectures 

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.

Fellowship Program Coordinator

Eric Irwin
eric.irwin@hsc.utah.edu