Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

Overview

The Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program began July 1, 1975. To date, more than 55 physicians have completed our Fellowship Program. All applicants must have completed a three-year Internal Medicine residency in an accredited medical school in the United States. Foreign medical graduates must have passed the USMLE Part I and II, as well as completed a three-year Internal Medicine residency in an accredited medical school in the United States. One position each year is determined by the NRMP Residency Match Program, and other positions are available outside the match.

The Division offers a clinical fellowship program approved for four positions. The educational program utilizes clinical material and faculty at two core hospitals, the University of Louisville Hospital and the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The educational program utilizes in-patient and out-patient services at each facility. This allows for a broad exposure in disease pathology and patient mix.

The goals of the fellowship program are:

  • To provide acute care experience in the management of hospitalized patients with infectious diseases
  • To provide continuing care experience in the management of HIV/AIDS patients
  • To provide experience with a hospital program for improving the use of antimicrobials in hospitalized patients
  • To provide experience in the management of patients at risk for tuberculosis and patients with tuberculosis
  • To provide experience in the management of sexually transmitted diseases
  • To provide supervised clinical research experience for each trainee at the local, national, and international level
  • To provide experience with the microbiological diagnosis of infectious diseases
  • To provide experience in the management and operation of a hospital infection control, prevention, and epidemiology program
  • To provide experience and education in the process of quality improvement
  • To provide supervised basic research experience
  • To provide experience with the molecular methods used by the clinical microbiology laboratory

To see a list of our current fellows click here!