The Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at Georgetown is a two-year, accredited program that fulfills all requirements for board eligibility. Fellows receive intensive training in inpatient consultation and ambulatory care. The inpatient consult service takes place at Georgetown University Hospital, a tertiary care facility with 609 licensed inpatient beds.
Working at Georgetown provides for the opportunity to work with a diverse range of patients including surgical, transplant, and cancer patients with infectious complications. The diversity of the patient population gives fellows the opportunity to gain considerable experience in diagnoses ranging from the commonplace to the exotic.
The Division of Infectious Diseases also enjoys a close working partnership with the National Institutes of Health – both in clinical training and in didactic classroom instruction. NIH trainees rotate at Georgetown and Georgetown ID fellows spend a month on the NIH consultation service, two weeks in the NIH microbiology laboratory, and one week in NIH Hospital Epidemiology training.
The Infectious Diseases Outpatient Service additionally gives fellows experience in general infectious disease care, travel-clinic, HIV-STD clinic, hepatitis treatment clinic, home infusion services, and treatment adherence counseling. The faculty in the Division of Infectious Diseases also serves the medical community in a variety of roles. At the close of Georgetown’s two-year fellowship program, fellows will have received exceptional training, providing a firm foundation for a career in the subspecialty of infectious diseases.
Specific features of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program include the following:
- Comprehensive inpatient consultation service that includes providing care in wards and intensive care settings, unique experience with solid organ transplant in HIV infected patients, and training in the treatment of tropical diseases as well as treating Peace Corps volunteers
- Outpatient consultation experience
- HIV-continuity clinic
- Participation in antibiotics utilization control committee / infection control committee.
- Participation in clinical research at an (AIDS Clinical Trials Group) ACTG site
- Elective months at outside hospitals and even international settings
- Participation in national conferences
- Microbiology and Epidemiology Courses at the NIH
- Work in conjunction with dedicated I.D. social worker, treatment adherence coordination, and case managers
- Clinical Trials & Basic Research
We are seeking talented, motivated individuals whom we hope will benefit from an academically oriented, well rounded, clinical training program. Applicants must be eligible to sit for the Internal medicine boards.