COVID-19 Updates

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2021-2022 Incoming Fellows:

Benjamin Chen, M.D., M.P.H.
Michael Doud, M.D., Ph.D.
Samantha Kaplan, M.D.
Brady Page, M.D., M.P.H.

Director's Welcome

Welcome to our website and our program. Our program continues to evolve in response to fellow and faculty feedback and suggestions. We currently offer a 2-year Clinician Educator fellowship track and a 3-year ID Research fellowship track with an emphasis in the second and third years (if applicable) of training on advanced clinical and scholarly training and laboratory or patient-oriented research. Our principal mission is to prepare our fellows for continuing careers in academic infectious disease practice. 

All fellows complete one full year of clinical training in general infectious diseases followed by advanced clinical and research training in a primary field of infectious diseases focused on each fellow's own career interests. Fellows do their advanced clinical or research training with a mentor or co-mentors selected from among our highly expert and diverse faculty. 

Fellows interested in an academic clinician educator career have the opportunity to work with nationally recognized subspecialty clinician educators in our Division to hone their skills and to work with clinical or research mentors on scholarly projects aimed at furthering their career development as educators. Fellows interested in academic careers in patient-oriented research have the opportunity to complete supplemental didactic coursework in a National Institutes of Health K30-sponsored program with modules covering areas specific to clinical investigation. Fellows interested in academic careers in basic science/laboratory investigation may enroll in supplemental didactic basic science courses within the UC San Diego Graduate school to further their career development.

Constance Benson, Professor of MedicineConstance A. Benson, M.D.
Professor of Medicine & Global Public Health
ID Training Program Director
University of California, San Diego
Division of Infectious Diseases & Global Public Health

Director's Welcome & Overview 


A Day in the Life of an UCSD ID Fellow 


Welcome to UCSD GME

News & Events

Introducing UC San Diego Health COVID-19 Grand Rounds Series
During times of crisis and uncertainty, it can be difficult and overwhelming to sort fact from fiction. In response, physicians at UC San Diego Health have launched the COVID-19 Grand Rounds Series, a limited, six-part live video symposium that will focus on topics related to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. View the COVID-19 Grand Rounds Series live on YouTube on Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30am PST.  Subscribe to the UC San Diego Health YouTube Channel  to get notified when presentations go live or visit the website linked about to set reminders for each event.

Hosted by
Christopher Longhurst, MD
Associate Chief Medical Officer and Professor of Medicine
Robert “Chip” Schooley, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease

Join us for HIV & Global Health (HIGH) Rounds 
The AntiViral Research Center sponsors weekly presentations by infectious disease clinicians, physicians and researchers. The goal of these presentations is to provide the most current research, clinical practices and trends in HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, tuberculosis and other infectious diseases of global significance. HIV & Global Health (HIGH) Rounds is held Fridays from 8:00-9:00am PST. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, these presentations are now virtual and held via Zoom. You may add yourself to the mailing list or view past presentations on YouTube

Join us for presentations and seminars hosted by the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR).
The San Diego Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is a regional resource in HIV research and education. Established in 1994 by a grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the CFAR has served laboratory scientists, clinicians, and the public for over two decades. Check out the CFAR calendar or view past presentations on YouTube


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