ID Fellowship Program Highlights

Division of Infectious Diseases

Welcome to the Medstar Georgetown University Infectious Diseases Program!


Our Infectious Disease Fellowship Program at MedStar Georgetown Hospital is a two-year accredited program that provides comprehensive training to fulfill and exceed all requirements for Infectious Disease board eligibility.  Fellows train at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital with an option to rotate at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and internationally in our Global Health Track.  We are accredited for 5 fellows and have 2 first year fellows and 2 second year fellows.  Our 5th fellow is often a fellow who chooses a combined track such as critical care/infectious diseases. 

MedStar Health is the largest healthcare provider in the Maryland and Washington DC region encompassing 10 hospitals and MedStar Health Research Institute.  Our fellows receive intensive training in the inpatient consult service which takes place at Georgetown University Hospital with over 600 inpatient beds and 1300 physicians.  As the tertiary care facility for MedStar, Georgetown Hospital provides care for a diverse and complicated range of patients including solid organ transplant, general surgery, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, otolaryngology, urology, hematology & oncology, bone marrow transplant, obstetrics & gynecology, critical care, and general medicine.  Our fellows also train in the Georgetown Hospital Infectious Diseases outpatient clinic for ambulatory training.  Our clinic provides care for over 900 persons living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus.  In addition, the fellows have a dedicated clinic in hepatitis, solid organ transplant infections, HIV continuity care, and travel medicine.  The fellows gain competence in HIV-STD care, managing home infusion services, and treatment adherence counseling.

The faculty & fellows in the Division of Infectious Diseases contribute as well to the medical community through volunteer work at the Gift of Peace (Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity) by providing care for indigent patients residing at the Gift of Peace.  Fellows are instrumental teachers for the Georgetown School of Medicine students and Internal Medicine residents during clinical rotations and through noon lectures series.  In addition, our fellows are full voting members on the MedStar Georgetown Hospital Infection Prevention Committee and Antibiotic Utilization Committee.  Fellows gain valuable experience in infection prevention practices, policies, outbreak investigation, antibiotic stewardship, and selecting antimicrobials for the hospital formulary.

The Division of Infectious Diseases enjoys a close working partnership with the NIH.  Georgetown ID fellows spend a month at the NIH on the consultation service, two weeks at the NIH microbiology course, and participate in a weekly interactive inter-city conference.  The NIH ID fellows rotate for several months at Georgetown University Hospital on the inpatient service.

Our fellows are eligible to participate in the Georgetown Department of Medicine Global Health Track.  This program trains participants in syndemics, global health ethics, law, policy, tropical diseases through a longitudinal curriculum, elective rotations, and domestic and international electives.  For more information please see the link. Click here for more information.

 


We are excited to train talented and motivated physicians in the art and practice of Infectious Diseases.  We look forward to the opportunity to meet and share with you our comprehensive, academic clinical training program.