Why Choose WashU?
ID Fellowship at WashU – what makes it special?
- Leadership and faculty: Over 50 Basic Science and Clinical Faculty led by two highly distinguished co-directors, William G. Powderly, MD and Jennifer Philips, MD, who work to ensure a fully-integrated division that gives foremost importance to education and training of future ID physicians and scientists.
- Provides amazing opportunities for mentorship
- Faculty to fellow rations 5:1
- Wide Range of Basic Science and Clinical Expertise
- Immune Response to Infection
- Fellow Centered Outlook
- Culture: Fellows are considered not as workforce, but colleagues at work
- Nurse Practitioners on each fellow run team to offset monitoring of stable patients
- Triage of New Consults done by attendings helps free up fellows’ time for patient care
- Attending-only ID Hospitalist Service helps fellows with consult volume
- 2nd Year Specialty Clinic Rotations
- Popular Electives
- Didactics – even with COVID-19, we have not stopped learning; our core curriculum lectures and conferences are continuing virtually
- Scholarly activity: 3-4+ average publications by each fellow
- Board Pass Rates : 100 % infectious disease board pass rate for the past 10 year
- Unparalleled learning opportunities at one of the largest medical centers in the Midwest
- The School of Medicine is a leader in medical research, teaching and patient care, ranking among the top 10 medical schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
- Opportunities for future growth
- Sponsored grants – NIH-sponsored ID/Basic Microbial Pathogenesis Training Grant
- Optional 3rd year focused on Transplant ID/Immunocompromised hosts, Medical Education, Infection Prevention/Antimicrobial stewardship
- Flexible 2nd year based on fellow interests – Sexually Transmitted Infection, HIV, Transplant ID/Immunocompromised hosts, Medical Education, Global health, Infection Prevention/Antimicrobial stewardship, Clinical trials
- A Leader in Innovative Medical Education for All Learners
- Home of @WuidQ – the most popular resource of ID teaching on social media
- Home of “Comprehensive Review of Infectious Diseases” – one of the most popular books used for ID board review
- Home of the Washington University Manual (including Infectious Disease Subspecialty Consult)
- Powderly, et al. Infectious Diseases – considered one of the main text books in ID
- Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
We know that fellowship is not where your career ends, rather a launch pad to a successful one. We are committed to guiding and helping you to reach your goals whether it be academia, private practice, or industry.