This membership category recognizes individuals who have achieved professional excellence and provided significant service to the profession. Applicants must meet the specified criteria for either the clinical practice or academic/investigator/administrator track.
Upon review, IDSA will advance most meritorious individuals who apply for fellowship after five years of full membership*. The Society, however, may advance individuals with exceptional qualifications to fellowship after three years of full membership. Rarely, IDSA will induct a new candidate for IDSA membership directly to fellowship, bypassing the member category for individuals exhibiting unusual degrees of productivity and peer recognition. *Full membership does not include those years in training. To be eligible, you must have completed training at least five years ago and must have been a full IDSA member for the last five years.
To qualify for this track, you must be engaged in clinical practice of infectious diseases or a related field as your primary activity. Also, you must meet the following criteria:
*Publication after formal ID training (in an ACGME accredited program) is not a requirement for advancement to fellowship in the clinical track.
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To qualify for this track, you must be engaged in clinical or basic research, administration, or teaching in infectious diseases or in a related field as your primary activity. Also, you must meet the following criteria:
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In order for the application to be considered, each candidate must:
Applications are reviewed for approval by the IDSA Board of Directors each summer. Disposition letters will be mailed to each applicant after the Board of Directors meets, with a copy of the letter being sent to the nominator and the seconder.
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