We offer two training tracks: Research-Scientist or Clinician-Scholar. You can apply to either the Physician-Scientist track, the Clinician-Scholar track, or both.
Fellows who pursue this traditional track have a three-year fellowship experience, with the first year focused on clinical training and the final two years focused on research. Most fellows will receive 2 years of funding through one of our longstanding NIH T32 Awards (STI/HIV, Infections in the Immunocompromised Host, Host-Defense). In some cases, a fourth year of fellowship may provide helpful research experience in preparation for a career as an independent investigator.
Fellows in this track will have a two-year fellowship experience, with the first year focused on the same inpatient clinical training as their classmates, and the second year focused on outpatient clinical experience, with additional opportunities for training in antimicrobial stewardship, infection control and prevention, quality improvement, and infections in solid organ transplantation.
3 years (may extend to 4)
Year 1: Inpatient Clinical Training
Years 2&3: Research Training
- Funded by NIH T32
- May obtain degree at School of Public Health
- International ID Research
Year 1: Inpatient Clinical Training
Year 2: Outpatient Clinical Training
For all fellows regardless of track, the first year of fellowship consists of clinical infectious disease training at four hospitals: University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC), Harborview Medical Center (HMC), Seattle Children's Hospital, and the VA Puget Sound Health Care system. Consult services include General ID (UWMC, HMC, SCH, VAPSHC), HIV (HMC), solid organ transplant (UWMC), oncology and stem cell transplant (UWMC)
Fellows will have outpatient continuity clinics for general infectious diseases, one half-day per week for the entire year. Clinics will be located at UWMC, HMC, or VAPSHC.
Years two & three (Research-scientist Track)
Fellows in the Research Track will receive two years of funding through one of our NIH T32 Awards (STI/HIV, Transplant, Host-Defense). Years 2 and 3 will be focused on research activities and will be driven by the interests of the fellow. Fellows will work with Program Directors to identify mentors in Year 1 and will start working in their designated area in Year 2. Some fellows will pursue a Master degree at the UW School of Public Health, with funding through the T32. Fellows may study the epidemiology of infectious diseases or clinical questions to improve the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of infectious diseases. Others will pursue laboratory-based ID research or will work in implementation science. In some cases, a fourth year of fellowship may provide helpful research experience in preparation for a career as an independent investigator.
Clinical Work in Years 2 (and 3): In the second year of fellowship, fellows will have approximately 8 weeks of inpatient consults along with continuity HIV clinic at Harborview Medical Center-Madison or the UWMC Virology Clinic at Roosevelt. HIV clinic can continue through the third year of fellowship, and there are addtional outpatient clinic opportunities focusing on different aspects of infectious diseases that fellows may elect to experience. These areas include Hepatitis, TB, Sexual Health, solid organ and stem cell transplant, among others. In addition, fellows will have approximately 4 weeks of inpatient time at HMC as junior attendings on an attending-only service.
Year two (Clinician-Scholar Track)
The second year of ID fellowship for our Clinician Scholars is focused on building leadership skills and ambulatory ID care experience. Most of the fellows’ time is spent in mentored, hands-on training in antimicrobial stewardship, infection control & prevention, quality improvement, and teaching. Participating in our weekly tele-antimicrobial stewardship program (UW-TASP) meetings is a unique and fun feature! These fellows will also see patients in General ID Clinic, HIV Clinic, and Solid Organ Transplant Clinic each week.
In addition to inpatient and outpatient clinical rotations described above, fellows will have hands-on and didactic opportunities to learn about infectious diseases. These include:
- Microbiology rounds 3 times per week at UWMC, HMC, VAPSHC
We have a world-class microbiology laboratory which provides a wide range of diagnostic services including bacteriology, parasitology, mycology, mycobacteriology, susceptibility testing, and molecular diagnosis.
- Weekly ID case conference, presented by fellows
- Weekly ID board review, with wide range of topics presented by faculty
- In-Training Exam offered every February
- Quality Improvement and Antimicrobial Stewardship training will occur in the first year of the fellowship.