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Why Infectious Disease at Iowa?

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics offers the best traditions in academic excellence, patient care and collaborative research, with the added benefits of Iowa City's affordable living, healthy lifestyles and appreciation for the arts.  Highlights of training in Infectious Disease at Iowa include:

  • Remarkable breadth of clinical experience working with staff committed to teaching
  • Mentoring by multiple faculty members recognized nationally for expertise in Hospital Epidemiology and Healthcare Quality, Virology and Innate Immunity
  • Five-year Board Exam pass rate of 100%
  • Medical Microbiology training throughout fellowship
  • Opportunities for Master's Degrees in Public Health, Clinical Investigation or Medical Education 
  • Funding for third year through ID Training Grant, Parasitism Training Grant or VA Quality Scholar Program
  • Support to attend IDWeek and other meetings
  • Training in antimicrobial stewardship and strong support from Pharmacy staff
  • Opportunities for clinical tropical medicine experience or overseas short-term research project in Parasitology
  • Annual ID CME conference
  • Assistance with job placement after training

UI Hospitals & Clinics and the Carver College of Medicine:

  • America’s Best Large Employers; #1 in healthcare, #7 overall, Forbes
  • Best Graduate Schools, U.S. News and World Report
  • America’s Best Hospitals List, U.S. News and World Report
  • America’s Best Children’s Hospitals List, U.S. News and World Report
  • 2014 Magnet Prize for Nursing

Iowa City, a top place to live: 

  • #1 Least Stressed City in America 2015
  • World City of Literature, UNESCO; Home of the internationally renowned Iowa Writer’s Workshop
  • #3 Best Places to Live List, Outside Magazine
  • Best Places to Live and Launch Fortune
  • #5 Great Places to Live, Work, MSN
  • RAGBRAI: A week-long bike ride across Iowa, the largest bike ride in the world.