Trainees in the ID fellowship program will complete a three-year program. The first year offers rich clinical exposure to patients with infectious diseases through inpatient consultation at our affiliated hospitals – Duke University Medical Center and the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center – including a three-month rotation on an active Transplant Infectious Diseases service. After the first year, fellows devote their time to research training and a research project (clinical, basic, translational) that is best suited to their career goals. Research funding is provided by institutional training grants or through mentor research funds. Our diverse faculty have an established track record of fostering successful mentoring relationships with trainees. Throughout fellowship, trainees will spend a half-day per week in continuity clinic, providing HIV care as well as outpatient consultation for general infectious diseases.
The program confers qualifications for Board-eligibility in Infectious Diseases.
The Division’s commitment to mentorship has made a tremendous impact on my research career – this support has allowed me to successfully conduct high impact, multidisciplinary research and to develop into an independent clinician-scientist.
Stacey Maskarinec, MD, PhD (Class of 2018)
Advising and Mentoring
There are many research opportunities for trainees within the Division. Each trainee selects, in consultation with his/her advisor, a research program best suited to his/her career goals. Faculty mentors and research advisory committees (RACs) guide trainees’ research during the second and third year of their fellowship. A close working relationship between the trainee and is the cornerstone to our trainees’ success. Faculty in the division are frequently recognized for their contributions as mentors. In addition, fellows are encouraged to take advantage of additional research development initiatives and resources available through the Department of Medicine and School of Medicine, including the MENTORS Program, the Lefkowitz Society, and K club.