Fellowship

The Emory University Infectious Disease Fellowship Training Program boasts a dedicated and talented faculty, a vibrant and progressive academic community, multi-disciplinary research opportunities at Emory, close ties with the Rollins School of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other affiliated centers all present in a rich clinical environment and a tradition of excellence in patient care.  The Infectious Disease fellows are the focal point of our education activities. We view the development of new ID specialists as a vital part of our mission with a goal to develop careers in clinical care, research, public health, leadership and other endeavors.

There are two options available to ID Fellows in the Emory program.  These include a 2-year clinical track or a three-year research track (including clinical research or basic science). A two-year program provides training and experience to acquire board eligibility in Infectious Diseases.  Most fellows in our program complete a third year and on occasion, an optional fourth year to provide for additional training in clinical investigation or basic science research in preparation for an academic career.  The ID fellowship includes at least 12 months of clinical rotations during the first 2 years of the program with up to 14 to 16 months of total clinical training during 3 year or 4 year fellowships.  The remainder of the fellowship is devoted to research and research training activities.  Research training is an essential component of the Emory ID Training Program.

Four teaching hospitals are utilized in our clinical infectious diseases training program, which provide a broad range of infectious disease problems, utilized for the clinical training of our infectious diseases fellows. Fellows also participate in outpatient clinics at these facilities.

Inpatient Care Experience

The clinical infectious diseases training program utilizes four Emory-affiliated teaching hospitals which provide opportunities to care for patients with a variety of infectious diseases.  The experiences at these hospitals are varied and complement each other.  ID fellows completing the Emory program pride themselves on “having seen it all”.  Year 1 of the Emory Infectious Diseases fellowship is devoted to clinical training.

The Infectious Diseases consult team consists of the Infectious Diseases fellow and an Infectious Diseases attending.  The number of medical residents assigned to the team varies by hospital due to differences in consult volume, but generally teams include one or two housestaff.  Senior medical students may also do rotations on the infectious diseases consult service.  Clinical pharmacists (PharmDs) specializing in infectious diseases round with the Infectious Diseases consult team or are readily available at each of the four Emory-affiliated hospitals.  

More about the Infectious Diseases teaching hospitals.

Outpatient Care Experience

Throughout the fellowship, each trainee maintains a continuity outpatient clinic that meets one-half day per week.  Fellows are assigned a continuity clinic at one of three sites (Grady Infectious Diseases/Ponce Center, the Emory Healthcare Infectious Diseases Clinic, or the VAMC Infectious Diseases Clinic). Although these clinics differ somewhat in their organization and in the patient population served, they all offer excellent opportunities to see outpatient infectious diseases referrals and to follow a cohort of patients with HIV infection.  Fellows are assigned a dedicated clinic faculty mentor during their ambulatory experience.

Outpatient Care Sites  

The Ponce de Leon Center/Infectious Disease Program

The Infectious Diseases Program (IDP) at the Ponce de Leon Center provides primary care for over 5,600 HIV-infected adults, adolescents and children, most of whom have an AIDS diagnosis. The clinic serves those who are un- and under-insured and offers comprehensive care with more than twelve separate clinics embedded in the Center. It is also a major site of clinical research in HIV/AIDS.

The Emory Healthcare Infectious Diseases Clinic

The Emory Healthcare Infectious Disease clinic located at EUHM provides primary care for HIV infected persons (including the majority of HIV-infected hemophiliac patients in Atlanta) and infectious disease consultation services for a broad referral area in the southeastern United States. Approximately 1,700 HIV-infected patients are followed at this clinic as well as many patients with general Infectious Disease issues. The Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) clinic is also housed here.

The Atlanta VA Medical Center (VAMC) Infectious Diseases Clinic

The Atlanta VA ID Clinic provides care to approximately 1,200 HIV-infected veterans as well as veterans with other general ID issues.

Specialty Clinics

Emory ID fellows have the opportunity to rotate through a variety of subspecialty clinics in their second and later years of fellowship. These include hepatitis C clinic, Transplant Clinic, TB Clinic, TravelWell (travel clinic), the Grady non-HIV outpatient clinic, OPAT and others.

Application Process

The Emory University Division of Infectious Diseases participates in the NRMP Match, and applications are exclusively accepted via the ERAS system.

Items needed upon application submission

  • Letters of Recommendation - Please provide three letters of recommendation.  One letter must be from your internal medicine residency program director.  The other two letters should be written by physicians who are qualified to evaluate your ability and qualifications. Letters should refer to the applicant's term of service and to his/her ability and performance, particularly in reference to the Infectious Disease Fellowship. All letters should be mailed directly to the ERAS System.
  • Current CV
  • Personal Statement -This submission should describe your long-term career plans. Please ensure your name is at the top of the document.
  • United States medical License Examination  (USMLE) - Please provide copies of parts 1 - 3, front and back.
  • Photo - While optional, a photograph makes it easier for committee members to remember you.

International Applicants

An internal medicine residency in the United States is required for infectious Disease Fellowship Training at Emory University. An H1 and J1 visa will be accepted for International Medical School Graduates (IMG).