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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 rotations occur primarily at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and with lesser activity at the Iowa City VA Medical Center, which is located across the street from UI Hospitals & Clinics.

Core Curriculum Topics

Clinical topics (partial list from the didactic curriculum)

  1. Important viral, fungal, mycobacterial, and select bacterial infections
  2. Organ System Infections of CNS/Cardiovascular, head & neck, respiratory, urogenital tract, etc.
  3. Infections in immunocompromised hosts, including solid organ transplant and hematopoietic cell transplant patients & people living with HIV
  4. Sexually transmitted infections
  5. Vector-borne illness
  6. Zoonoses
  7. Clinical Microbiology and Lab diagnostics
  8. Travel & Tropical Medicine/Parasitology
  9. Hospital Epidemiology, healthcare-associated infections
  10. Tuberculosis and nontuberculous mycobacterial infections
  11. Principles of prophylaxis: vaccination or immunotherapeutics
  12. Pharmacy and antimicrobial stewardship topics: including pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic principles for prescribing, antimicrobial resistance, etc.
  13. MSK Imaging
  14. Toxin-mediated syndromes
  15. Infections related to intravenous drug use; Addiction Medicine
  16. Health Equity in Infectious Diseases
  17. Study Design
  18. Quality Improvement
  19. IDSA AMS Curriculum

Clinical Experience

Fellows will develop expertise in the evaluation and management of patients with the following disorders, clinical situations and related needs:

  1. Full range of organ system infections (e.g., cardiovascular, CNS, bone and joints, etc.)
  2. Patients who are neutropenic due to malignancies and their treatments
  3. Patients with solid organ or hematopoietic cell transplantation
  4. Patients with HIV/AIDS or immunocompromised by other diseases or their treatments
  5. Infections of devices/hardware
  6. Sepsis, trauma and/or other critical illness (Medical, Surgical, Neurosurgical, Cardiovascular ICUs)
  7. Healthcare-associated infections
  8. Array of pathogen types (Viral, Fungal, Mycobacterial, Parasitic, Bacterial)
  9. Infections in pregnancy
  10. Fever of unknown origin
  11. Antibiotic optimization in both inpatient and outpatient settings
  12. Infection Prevention, including immunizations
  13. Sexually Transmitted Infections
  14. Infections of foreign-borne persons or acquired from overseas travel
  15. Adverse side effects of antimicrobials