Training Opportunities In Infectious Diseases & Allergy



We provide opportunities for training as a core component of our mission. In addition to our fellowship programs, we offer clinical and research training programs for medical students and residents.

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We treat patients with infectious diseases clinical problems across the spectrum of illness, providing the opportunity to experience both the breadth and quality of clinical care.

Outpatient clinics at Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center serve patients from the region and across the country as well as from around the world.

The Infectious Diseases inpatient consult teams at each of these hospitals provide critical specialty services to patients with acute and potentially life-threatening diseases, while also developing standard practice and other clinical care guidelines in infection control. 

We welcome students as part of the team and offer learning opportunities at the bedside, in the team room, and during clinical conferences. 

Third- and Fourth-Year Clinical Rotation

We offer a four-week clinical elective with the Infectious Diseases Inpatient consult service to UW and visiting students and residents.

You can choose from two clinical electives:

  1. General Infectious Diseases Consult service
  2. HIV Training with a mixture of outpatient and inpatient experience

Teams include AID faculty (attendings), Infectious Diseases Senior Fellow(s) and often an Internal Medicine Resident.


Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Trainees

STD/AIDS Research Training Fellowship Program

Funded by NIH T32 AI07140
Program Director: Anna Wald, MD, MPH
Co-Director:  Julie Dombrowski, MD, MPH
Co-Director:  Lorenzo Giacani, Ph.D

The NIH-supported University of Washington STD & AIDS Research Training Program is in its 44th year of funding, directed for 28 years by King K. Holmes, 15 years by Sheila Lukehart, and now by Anna Wald. This program’s goal is to train the next generation of leaders in STD and AIDS research and, since its inception in 1974, has trained 72 predoctoral and 170 postdoctoral trainees.


Medical Students

Medical Student Research Training Program (UW Students only)

First-year medical students are eligible to apply for the Medical Student Research Training Program (MSRTP). The MSRTP provides funded opportunities for students at the UW School of Medicine to participate in a full-time, 10-week summer research project under the supervision of a full-time UW / WWAMI faculty member. This program provides a stipend for UW medical students to perform a 10-week research project during the summer after their first year. Applications are submitted in the fall of first year.

IDSA Medical Scholars Program (UW and Visiting Students)

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) sponsors the Medical Scholars Program to promote the subspecialty of infectious diseases by attracting the best and brightest medical students to the field. To further this goal, the IDSA Education and Research Foundation offers scholarships to medical students in U.S. and Canadian medical schools with mentorship by an IDSA member or fellow. A stipend of $2,000 is provided. For more information, see the Visiting Scholars Program website. Interested applicants can develop a project with a faculty member in the AID Division and submit an application (deadlines have previously been in February).

Internal Medical Residents

Research Rotation (UW Residents)

The UW Internal Medicine residency program provides research opportunities for some residents during their 2nd and 3rd years. Residents identify a faculty member, develop a project, and submit an application around January of the academic year prior to starting the project.

Research Rotation (Visiting Residents)

Research rotations (4-8 weeks) with ID Faculty are available and include possible funding for living expenses available through the Infectious Diseases Scholars Program.


The AID Scholars program provides a stipend for travel and living expenses for a 1-month research or clinical elective experience that is specifically designed for work in Infectious Diseases or Allergy.

We seek to promote diversity and inclusion by providing scholarships to qualified medical students or residents with diverse backgrounds in the medical profession.

Positions are available for rotations at the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center.  In addition, clinical research opportunities are available with faculty mentors who work with immunocompromised patients at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center.



Email AID Admin

  1. Application Form
  2. Copy of medical school transcript
  3. CV
  4. Personal Statement (total of 1 page):
    • Describe your career goals and how research and/or clinical work experience in Infectious Diseases augments your plans.
    • One of the goals of this scholarship is to foster diversity in the Department of Medicine and Division of AID at UW, and its affiliated training programs such as Infectious DiseaseSciences Program at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Briefly describe your background and career path with regards to opportunities and life experiences that are related to individual, institutional, and societal diversity.
  5. Letters of Recommendation. Please provide two letters of recommendation from clinical or research mentors. Although no previous experience is required, letters from research mentors are welcome if available.


Applications are welcome throughout the year and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.