The UA Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program is accredited by the American Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The overall goal is to prepare trainees to function as competent infectious diseases physicians in a variety of settings, and to meet requirements for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) certification in Infectious Diseases.
Fellows are expected to:
- Acquire a good working knowledge of the specific program content in clinical Infectious Diseases as outlined by the ACGME and ABIM.
- Achieve proficiency in the key technical skills in Infectious Diseases as outlined by ACGME and ABIM.
- Participate in scholarly activities and a research experience that prepares the trainee for lifelong learning and scholarship.
The written curriculum (see Training Manual Division of Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program [PDF]) outlines clinical and other educational experiences that prepare the trainee to meet these objectives. The specific objectives, methods, expectations and evaluation for each experience are delineated. Descriptions of facilities, resources, support services, schedules are also included. Two to three candidates per year are accepted into the program.
Facilities and Resources
The major infectious diseases (ID) training sites are Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South clinical facilities and the Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System (SAVAHC). All of these institutions have access to a pathology laboratory for clinical microbiology, including diagnostic bacteriology, immunology, mycology, parasitology and virology. Facilities for isolation of patients with infectious diseases are available at all of these institutions. The ID training program is conducted in a setting in which training programs in surgery, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, and other medical and surgical specialties and sub-specialties are available.
Banner – University Medical Center Tucson
1501 N. Campbell Ave. Tucson, AZ 85724
Banner – University Medical Center South
2800 E. Ajo Way Tucson, AZ 85714
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
3601 S. 6th Ave. Tucson, AZ 85723
Additional detail for each facility above can be found on our "Where We Teach & Train" and "Accolades & Awards" webpages. In addition, you can visit our Centers & Institutes webpage to learn more about research opportunities. Lastly, we are affiliated with the UA BIO5 Institute, and adjacent research and simulation lab facilities that are now under construction involving capital improvements of a quarter of a billion dollars. For the latest UA Health Sciences construction updates, click here.