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Infectious Diseases Fellowship

The IU School of Medicine Infectious Diseases Fellowship is an ACGME-accredited, multi-campus program offering subspecialty training in clinical infectious diseases. The program prepares trainees with the knowledge and skills needed to become proficient in the consultative and primary care of patients with infectious diseases and to contribute meaningfully to a health care institution’s infection epidemiology activities. The curriculum provides a strong basis for building a career in clinical practice or medical research.

In addition to patient-care experiences, fellows have the opportunity to participate in basic science research as well as epidemiologic, clinical and implementation studies. Funding for additional years of fellowship training is available through the Division of Infectious Diseases, individual research projects and an NIH-funded T-32 Training Grant. Infectious Diseases fellows can participate in clinical rotations and/or research in Kenya and other parts of East Africa.

Application Requirements and Process

Applicants to the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program must have completed a three-year accredited internal medicine residency program in the United States and have U.S. citizenship, permanent residency or J1 Visa.

To apply, interested physicians must complete an application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and submit three or four letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the applicant’s residency program director. Selected candidates are contacted directly, and interviews are conducted each year between July and November.

Kenya Clinical Elective

IU School of Medicine has a long-standing educational, clinical and research collaboration with Moi University School of Medicine in Eldoret, Kenya. This mutually beneficial program allows trainees and faculty at IU School of Medicine to visit Kenya and gain outstanding experience in providing first-hand clinical care in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Infectious Diseases fellows have the unique opportunity to undertake a one-month elective rotation in Kenya under the direction of either Kara Wools-Kaloustian, MD, or Kenneth Fife, MD; both are faculty within the Division of Infectious Diseases and are internationally known research leaders in providing HIV care in resource-limited settings.

Throughout this elective, fellows provide clinical care at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital as well as one or more HIV outpatient care venues. Fellows are expected to teach Moi University School of Medicine house officers and students during inpatient rounds. In addition, opportunities are available to learn and understand the unique challenges of performing clinical research in international settings.

Fellows participating in this elective would stay at the IU House near Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital. While there, they can interact with other trainees and faculty from IU School of Medicine and also with visitors from other North American institutions and elsewhere.