The mission of the Tulane Adult Infectious Disease Fellowship Program is to create an educational experience that trains fellows to become excellent clinicians, educators, and scientists who are compassionate, socially conscious, and intellectually curious. In addition, promoting the career development of each fellow’s individual goals is a priority. Through a combination of diverse clinical experiences, didactics, scholarly activity, and mentorship, we aim to provide each fellow with mastery of a core set of knowledge and skill sets while providing the flexibility to become leaders in clinical education, clinical practice, public health or research. Read More
The ID Fellowship at Tulane is a two-year curriculum. The first year provides a solid clinical foundation, and the second year gives fellows the opportunity to explore the breadth of the field while cultivating in depth expertise in specific areas of interest. Our second year fellows spend time in focus tracks to develop their interests and enhance their skills in HIV Medicine and STIs, tropical medicine, healthcare epidemiology and infection control, antimicrobial stewardship, transplant infectious disease, research, public policy and advocacy, or as ID hospitalists and clinician educators. Several recent fellows have taken advantage of the opportunity to take the coursework needed to sit for the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene’s exam for a Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Traveler’s Health (CTropMed®) at the world-renowned Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
Graduates from our program go on to a diverse array of professional positions. Recent graduates have entered positions in academic ID departments, private practice, HIV primary care, tropical medicine and traveler’s health, infection control and prevention, and antimicrobial stewardship.
Our program is growing! At a time when ID fellowships nationally have been challenged to fill spots, we are proud that we have been able to successfully expand our fellowship from four to now six total fellows (3 in each year). Through the program expansion we have been able to provide fellows with an even greater range of clinical and non-clinical opportunities, with important quality of life benefits as well.
Now is a time that yet again reminds the world of the interconnections of a global society, and in that society, the significance of human pathogens. The value of infectious disease experts with skills in epidemiology, basic science research, clinical care, public policy and advocacy, infection prevention and control, drug and vaccine stewardship, evaluation and monitoring, and more, has rarely been more apparent to the general public. The fellows and faculty of the Tulane Section of Adult Infectious Diseases, and the Tulane Schools of Medicine and Public Health and Tropical Medicine more broadly, are leading locally and globally to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are proud of our response to the crisis. Regardless of where you do your training, we at Tulane are proud to be a part of the global community of infectious disease specialists working collectively to improve the health and safety of all human beings, and we welcome you to the field. While we regret that this year we won’t be able to welcome you to New Orleans to see our program first-hand we hope that our interview season still gives you a chance to see what makes this city and this program special.