Welcome and Goals:
Thank you for your interest in the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program. The UNMC ID Fellowship Program is designed to provide education and training in the practice of both clinical infectious diseases and research techniques in infectious diseases. Fellows will develop the skills necessary to provide expert consultation and management of patients with a wide variety of infectious diseases along with the skills needed to perform or interpret both clinical and basic science research. The first year of fellowship is devoted to acquiring clinical proficiency in both inpatient and outpatient aspects of infectious diseases care while the second year is increasingly focused on research activities with continued training in managing continuity of care in the outpatient setting and ID electives. A third year of training is available to better prepare the fellow for a career as a lifelong learner by expanding upon productive and independent research. A third year in critical care medicine with the opportunity for board certification is also available at UNMC.
Faculty and Institution:
The Infectious Disease Division at the University of Nebraska Medical Center includes 25 full-time, nationally recognized faculty. The ID Division is one of 10 divisions that comprise the Department of Internal Medicine and enjoys collegial collaborative relationships and has faculty jointly appointed in a variety of departments including Pathology/Microbiology, Pharmacy, Surgery, Pharmacology/Neuroscience, and the College of Public Health. Numerous well-respected programs exist in the ID division including HIV, antimicrobial stewardship, infection prevention and epidemiology, travel medicine, biopreparedness, staphylococcal disease, biofilm research, and drug discovery with UNMC ID faculty actively collaborating with investigators worldwide.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center is a comprehensive health science center with approximately 2600 students in colleges of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, public health, and allied health professions. Nebraska Medicine is the primary teaching facility for UNMC. Over 1000 physicians staff the 689 bed flag-ship hospital and care for greater than 23,000 yearly admissions. Nebraska Medicine is a regional referral and trauma center and is well-respected for innovative work in oncology & hematopoetic stem cell transplantation, solid organ transplantation, neurosciences, and cardiovascular diseases. UNMC and Nebraska Medicine continue to grow and are currently building the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, a 108-bed cancer inpatient hospital with an associated 98-laboratory research tower adjacent to Nebraska Medicine.
During the ID Fellowship, inpatient rotations will occur primarily at Nebraska Medicine with fellows spending time on the General, Transplant, Oncology, Orthopedic, and Community ID services. Elective rotations on the Pediatric ID service are also available. Fellows will have their HIV continuity clinic at the UNMC Specialty Care Clinic, a multi-disciplinary clinic which provides comprehensive care to more than 1000 individuals with HIV. They also attend the UNMC General ID clinic and have additional outpatient training in the STD, Viral Hepatitis, Non-tuberculous Mycobacterial Infections, Wound Care, Cystic Fibrosis, and Dermatology clinics.
Research opportunities are abundant and range from clinically based projects to basic science bench research. The University Of Nebraska College Of Public Health offers ID Fellows the chance to obtain further training in areas of public health and epidemiology.
The ID Division provides an array of basic, translational, and clinical research opportunities in the following areas:
- Infection control and healthcare-associated infections
- Antimicrobial Stewardship
- Transplant infectious disease
- Oncology-associated infections
- Staphylococcal infections and Biofilm Research
- Fungal disease
- Mycobacterial disease
- Orthopedic Infections
- Critical Care Infections
Fellows are expected to present their work at local, national, or international meetings and to publish their work in peer-reviewed journals.
For more information on applying for a fellowship in Infectious Disease see the Application Information page.