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
As a subspecialty, Infectious Diseases (ID) is very intriguing because you have the opportunity to be a disease detective, searching for clues to unlock the mystery of the patient's illness. ID specialists see a wide variety of patients and become familiar with a range of other disciplines, such as surgery, transplantation, orthopedics, ENT, ophthalmology, and even psychiatry. ID specialists are often involved in infection control, antibiotic stewardship, public health, tropical medicine, indigent care, medicolegal consultation, foreign travel and international human rights. Most ID docs specialize in specific areas, such as HIV/AIDS, Travel/Tropical Medicine, TB, Transplantation ID, etc.
The ID Fellowship at Tulane is a two-year curriculum. The first year provides a solid clinical foundation, and the second year gives fellows an opportunity to explore the breadth of the field and cultivate in depth expertise in specific areas of interest. Fellows have the opportunity to spend additional time at their discretion to develop interests in HIV and STIs, tropical medicine, healthcare epidemiology and infection control, antimicrobial stewardship, and transplant medicine. Several recent second-year 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, and tropical medicine and traveler’s health.
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, now at a total of five fellows, with goal to increase to six (three per year) with this year’s match. Through the program expansion we hope to be able to provide fellows with an even greater range of clinical and non-clinical opportunities, with quality of life benefits as well.
Our philosophy emphasizes the importance of being an excellent clinician, an inquisitive thinker and a compassionate human being. We hope that you come join us in New Orleans to take a look.