The ID fellowship program of the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington is a two to four year training experience intended for those interested in an academic career. MD fellows are invited to apply.
The ID fellowship is funded by training grants from the National Institutes of Health, private funding agencies, and institutional sources.
Currently, 25 fellows participate in the ID fellowship program, with 7-10 new ID fellows accepted each year. More than 80% of past University of Washington Infectious Diseases Fellowship trainees have obtained faculty positions in academic medicine.
Description of ID fellowship tracks
Physician Scientist Track at UW: Fellows who pursue this traditional track have a 3 year fellowship experience, with the first year focused on clinical training and the final 2 years focused on research. Some fellows may pursue an MS in Epidemiology during the second year of training. Topic areas may include laboratory based research, clinical studies, epidemiology of infectious diseases, implementation science, diagnosis, treatment or prevention. Fellows in this track usually have salary support from NIH training grants in the research years.
Clinician Educator Track at UW: Fellows who pursue this track have more dedicated clinical time, and have an academic focus on teaching, antibiotic stewardship, infection control, and quality improvement. This program can be completed in 2 years, but it is possible to obtain additional training in a 3rd year. Fellows in this track are usually not supported by NIH training grants.