Clinical Activities

The Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at the University of Iowa is ACGME accredited for two years, at the end of which the fellow will meet ABIM eligibility requirements.  

Clinical training is concentrated in the first year of the program.  Clinical assignments occur primarily at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (UIHC), with lesser activity at the Iowa City VA Health Care System which is located across the street.  Transplant ID and HIV Care, in addition to broad general ID training, are critical components of the fellow experience.

Clinical Rotations/Blocks

  • Team 1 General ID: Inpatient UIHC inpatient consult service (medical, surgical, ICU). This service typically performs 120-140 new consults per month.
  • Team 2 General ID: Outpatient consults combined with inpatient consults using an apprenticeship model of attending/fellow staffing
  • Clinical Microbiology: Intensive instruction and hands-on experience with the Director of the UIHC Medical Microbiology Laboratory and other lab staff
  • COC Infectious Diseases clinic and COC Virology (HIV) clinic: each clinic every 2 weeks for 1st two years of fellowship
  • Transplant ID
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Hospital Epidemiology
  • Ortho ID (Elective)
  • Hepatology Clinic
  • Travel Clinic
  • Allergy/Immunology Clinic (Elective)
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease (Elective)
  • Dermatology Clinic (Elective)