We offer a two- to four-year training experience intended for those interested in an academic career. MD fellows are invited to apply.
We aim to provide the highest quality clinical and research training in order to equip fellows with the skills they will need for a career in academic infectious diseases.
Fellows are encouraged to focus early in their fellowship on a particular area of research and to devote much of their time to a productive investigative experience.
Although formally accepted for a three-year commitment, many fellows will spend four years in fellowship training.
ID Fellowship Structure
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.
Fellows will have outpatient continuity clinics for general infectious diseases, one half-day per week, at UWMC for 6 months and HMC for 6 months.
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.
Continuity HIV clinic can continue through the third year of fellowship, and there are additional outpatient clinic opportunities focusing on different aspects of infectious diseases that fellows may elect to experience.
We offer two tracks: Physician-Scientist or Clinician-Educator
The clinician-scholar track is a separate option on the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and will need to be specified if you wish to apply for that track. You can apply to the research (physician/scientist) track, clinician-educator 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.
Some fellows may pursue an MS in Epidemiology during the second year of training offered by the UW School of Public Health.
Topic areas may include laboratory-based research, clinical studies, epidemiology of infectious diseases, implementation science, diagnosis, or treatment or prevention of infectious diseases. Fellows in this track usually have salary support from NIH training grants in the research years.
Fellows who pursue this track have more dedicated clinical time and have an academic focus on teaching, antibiotic stewardship, infection control, and quality improvement. This program can be completed in two years, but it is possible to obtain additional training in a third year. Fellows in this track are usually not supported by NIH training grants.