MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program
Program No: 1461011179
The Infectious Disease Residency Program is a two year program following the successful completion of a three year Medicine residency. The program requires that the trainee pass the ABIM board exam to complete the Infectious Diseases Fellowship.
The fellowship requires the trainee to have 12 months of direct patient care in the inpatient setting. The 12 month experience includes one month of bone marrow transplant infectious diseases at the National Institutes of Health, and one month of pediatric/adolescent infectious diseases experience at Children’s National Medical Center. The trainee must successfully complete the half day of continuity outpatient practice during the two year fellowship. In addition to direct patient care in the outpatient and inpatient setting, the trainee is required to be trained in Travel Medicine, Infection Control, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Microbiology, Epidemiology and Immunology.
As part of the training program, the trainee is required to complete a formal research lecture series that reviews the various types of studies done in the clinical setting and the guidelines that govern all research, e.gHIPAA, IRB, Informed Consent. The trainee is required to participate in Journal Club, joint clinical conferences, and core lecture series. In addition, the trainee is required to participate in the Greater Washington Infectious Disease Society and the regional/national ACP.
The resident in training has four months of elective time. The electives must be approved by the program director. The elective must have prior to approval written goal and objectives to be met during the elective. (A formal evaluation must also be completed by the elective supervisor and sent to the program director to receive a satisfactory grade for the elective).
The resident is expected to ultimately be proficient in the six areas of competency as set out for training in General Medicine as it applies to Infectious Diseases. The Accrediting Counsel for Graduate Medical Education has identified the following domains for competency:
The trainee is sent to one national infectious disease meeting a year, and must have poster or podium presentations to be eligible to go to additional meetings.
The resident does receive three weeks of paid vacation in each of the two years of training. Any time missed beyond vacation will require that the trainee extend their training period.
To learn more about our fellowship program, visit the Infectious Disease Society of America’s Fellowships site.