Overview & Goals

The ID fellowship program at UNC offers a broad range of research and clinical opportunities, both locally and abroad, all supported by internationally-recognized faculty.

 

The UNC Infectious Diseases Training Program aims to train physicians to become the future leaders of the Infectious Diseases field.

To prepare our trainees for this future role, UNC’s Infectious Diseases Training Program offers its trainees world-class clinical training, protected research training, and individualized mentorship and career development.

Clinical training is provided through an ACGME accredited training program for ABIM subspecialty training in Infectious Diseases. Clinical training is primarily carried out at UNC with our outstanding faculty in the Infectious Diseases Division, which ranks #6 in the country in HIV care. Special opportunities to carry out ACGME approved medical training at international sites exist.

Research training is provided across a number of disciplines. Basic and translation research can be pursued at the UNC School of Medicine with researchers in the Division of Infectious Diseases, the Department of Microbiology, or other labs within the main university, School of Pharmacy or School of Dentistry. Domestic and Global Epidemiologic and Behavioral Infectious Diseases research can be studied with mentors in the Division of Infectious Diseases or the Gillings School of Global Public Health (#2 ranked school of public health in the nation). Opportunities for fellows to obtain advanced (Masters or Doctorate) degrees exist.

Special attention to career development is ensured by strong one-on-one mentorships; research/career development supervisory committees established for each fellow in the first year of fellowship; and access to K30 Clinical Scholars Program curriculum including grant writing courses, management skill development and other skills essential for tomorrow’s leaders in infectious diseases.