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The Infectious Disease (ID) Fellowship Training Program at UNC offers a broad range of research and clinical opportunities, both locally and abroad, all supported by internationally-recognized faculty. See where our former ID fellows are working today.


The UNC Infectious Diseases Training Program aims to train physicians to become future leaders in the infectious diseases field. To prepare our trainees, our program offers 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 – with on campus and off campus partners. 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.

Joint ID/CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service Fellowship

UNC ID Division is very pleased to announce our participation in the new ID/EIS fellowship, an exciting opportunity which pairs ID fellowship with the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service.  UNC was selected by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) for this new joint ID and CDC training program because of our strong relationships with North Carolina state and local health departments and our program’s in-depth focus on public health.  The four-year pilot program streamlines a career path for applicants interested in both ID and applied epidemiology training and starts with two years of ID fellowship followed immediately by two years of EIS training. The innovative training allows ID fellows to get an early start on research and collaboration with their EIS assignment. Please visit the IDSA website for detailed information on the application process.

A message from Division Chief Joe Eron

For more information about the ID Fellowship Training Program, please contact:
Chris Sellers, MD, MPH, Fellowship Director, at or
Marla Allen, MPH, Fellowship Coordinator, at

For additional resources, please visit the UNC Health Care Office of Graduate Medical Education.

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