Welcome to our website and our program. Infectious Diseases is THE BEST and MOST INTERESTING specialty, and we are thrilled to share your passion for the field.
Our mission is to support the career development and goals of our ID learners through outstanding and diverse clinical, educational, and research training experiences in an academic environment. We aim to recruit, train, and advance a diverse group of physicians with the goal of reflecting the demographics of our diverse patient population and achieving inclusive excellence.
We offer two Training Program tracks:
1) A 2-year Clinician Educator track (available every other year) and
2) a 3-year Research track.
Fellows in each track spend their first year of fellowship rotating on the various ID consult services at our three main training hospitals and attend a weekly ID clinic.
Fellows in the Clinician Educator track customize their second year of fellowship according to their area of emphasis (e.g. General ID, HIV Medicine, Transplant ID, Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention, Medical Education) with advanced clinical training and completion of a scholarly project.
Fellows in the Research track spend the majority of their second and third year of fellowship conducting research (with research broadly defined to include basic science, translational, clinical, epidemiologic, and/or global health research) with the goal of transitioning to an independent research career after training.
The division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health at UCSD has over 70 world-renowned faculty who serve as clinical, research, and career mentors and educators for our ID fellows. Our faculty love working with fellows and are incredibly approachable and dedicated to helping fellows achieve success and fulfillment in their professional and personal lives.
I want to extend an incredibly warm welcome to you.
I hope that this website gives you a feel for our program and I look forward to meeting you.
Darcy Wooten, MD, MS
ID Fellowship Program Director