Infectious Diseases Fellowship
Graduates of the infectious diseases fellowship program are well qualified to pursue careers in clinical practice, academic medicine, public health or industry.
The fellowship in infectious diseases at VCU Medical Center is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for a five-year period, the maximum approval possible.
Infectious diseases fellows spend seven to eight months of each year on the infectious diseases consultation services at the VCU Medical Center and the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center and the transplant infectious diseases service at the VCU Medical Center. One additional month is spent in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at the beginning of the first year of fellowship, and one month is spent at the Richmond City Health Department, where fellows see patients in the sexually transmitted diseases and tuberculosis clinics in the mornings, and in the afternoons work directly with health department officials to learn about the public health aspects of these diseases. The remaining months may be used for dedicated research time or for inpatient or outpatient clinical electives, depending on the individual fellow’s interests.
Available electives include rotations in hospital epidemiology and infection control, pediatric infectious diseases, travel medicine and global health, hepatology (viral hepatitis), specialized ICU rotations, allergy and immunology, and cystic fibrosis clinics, among others. Fellows also see outpatients one half day per week in the HIV clinic at the VCU Medical Center or at the McGuire VA Medical Center as part of their continuity clinic. During elective months, fellows also have an opportunity to see outpatients in the general infectious diseases clinics.
All applications must be submitted through the ERAS. The program also participates in the National Residency Matching Program.
For more detailed information about our program, please visit VCU’s ID fellowship FREIDA listing.