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  • Fellows-in-Training Career and Education Center


    IDSA is dedicated to fostering the professional growth of infectious diseases fellows. In this section there are specific resources for fellows- research and funding opportunities, courses, meetings, a list of infectious diseases training programs, and more.

    Information for Training Program Directors

    Resources for Fellows:

    Lyme Disease Case Study Course

    Learn how to recognize and diagnose Lyme disease, and treat it promptly and effectively through IDSA’s free, online course, supported by an educational grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    IDSA HCV Knowledge Network

    The IDSA Hepatitis C (HCV) Knowledge Network offers a monthly, hour-long webinar to educate IDSA members about the current recommended practices to effectively identify, treat, and manage patients infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV).

    IDSA Fellows In-Training Examination

    The Fellows In-Training Exam (ITE) gives fellows an opportunity to identify areas in which they need additional programmatic instruction and self-directed learning. Test takers are able to compare their scores with fellows nationwide.

    IDSA Practice Exam

    The IDSA Practice Exam is a timed exam, containing 50 case-based multiple-choice questions, and designed to provide an opportunity to prepare for the ID Board Exam, in addition to a general review of infectious diseases topics. Upon completion of the exam, a score, along with a report containing learning objectives of items answered incorrectly, will be provided. The exam has been created in cooperation with the National Board of Medical Examiners.

    IDWeek 2016

    The annual IDWeek meeting will take place on October 26 - 30, 2016, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    Fellows Research Meeting

    Program directors: to nominate a candidate for this meeting, please contact Shion Chang (

    Clinical Fellows Meeting

    Program directors: to nominate a student as a candidate for this invitation-only meeting, please contact Nathalie Gabriel (

    IDWeek Mentorship Program

    Get a personal guide through IDWeek, the premier international scientific meeting of healthcare professionals in infectious diseases and healthcare epidemiology and prevention. With nearly 6,000 professionals in attendance, IDWeek can be overwhelming. Instead of going it alone, participate in our IDWeek Mentorship Program and connect with leaders in the field who can help you make the most of the conference and your career.

    Career Paths in ID

    Not sure if the infectious disease specialty is for you? Four IDSA members discuss their subspecialties in infectious diseases.

    International ID Observership

    International opportunities for ID fellows to observe infectious diseases clinical care programs abroad. Observership coordination should be arranged directly between the interested fellow and the institution.

    Medical Scholars Program

    This program offers summer scholarships to students in U.S. medical schools with mentorship by an IDSA member or fellow.

    Programs by State

    IDSA has compiled detailed information on the faculties and specialties of over 100 training programs around the United States. To submit a new training program or update your training program information, contact Albert Bond at

    Curriculum Requirements

    An outline of the ID training curriculum for prospective ID fellows.

    ID Fellowship Training Program Director Resources

    Resources for ID Fellowship training program directors.

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