Thank you for your interest in Stanford’s Infectious Diseases Fellowship. Our program’s aim is to provide outstanding ID training for fellows with a wide variety of career interests and goals. Our program currently contains four tracks – a Research (Traditional) Track, a Clinician Educator (CE) Track, an Antimicrobial Stewardship (ASP) Track, and a Hospital Epidemiology / Infection Prevention & Control (HE/IPC) Track.
Fellows in all four tracks participate in a clinically-oriented first year, and have identical General ID (first-year) and HIV (second-year) clinic experiences. In the second year, the tracks diverge, with Research Track fellows focusing on research projects under the guidance of their mentor, CE Track fellows focusing on clinical and educational endeavors tailored to their interests (in addition to clinical time), and ASP and HE/IPC Track fellows focusing on ASP or HE/IPC activities along with a small amount of clinical time. We also welcome applicants who are interested in a dual ID-Critical Care Medicine (CCM) fellowship experience, and will collaborate with the CCM fellowship program to facilitate this.
Our fellowship program offers outstanding clinical training, research, and educational opportunities, which we will help tailor to a fellow’s interests. Among others, areas of clinical focus More in our program include Transplant ID, ICU-ID, antimicrobial stewardship, hospital epidemiology, and Ortho-ID. We have inpatient services dedicated specifically to the care of patients who have infections in the context of hematologic malignancies and stem cell transplants, those who have received solid organ transplants, and those who are in the ICU. We also have General ID services at all three of our program hospitals (Stanford, the Palo Alto VA, and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center), each of which has a unique patient population and different strengths. We also have a separate Transplant ID fellowship program. The ASP and HE/IPC programs at Stanford are outstanding, run by national and international leaders in the field, and have numerous and diverse opportunities for research projects.
Our Research Track fellows have access to outstanding mentors in a diverse array of fields, both within and outside of our division. At Stanford, fellows are immersed in a rich university environment, wherein research and collaborative opportunities abound. Our fellows have an excellent track record of obtaining grants, and we provide robust salary support for them as well. Furthermore, fellows who graduated our program during the 2010s have published over 300 peer-reviewed journal articles in just the last five years.
All of these characteristics make Stanford’s ID fellowship an outstanding place to train, and a program that will help ID fellows achieve their career goals. Fellows from our program have gone on to a wide variety of outstanding, highly competitive positions upon graduation, from academia, to public health, to industry, to private practice.
What makes our program stand out the most, though is the people. At Stanford, we have the privilege of being able to work with truly outstanding fellows, faculty, and staff. The people here are truly nice folks that create an environment of camaraderie, openness, support, and collaboration. We hope you will consider our program highly for your training needs, and please feel free to contact us for any further information.