Curriculum

The fellowship training program is based in the Division of Infectious Diseases (ID) in the Department of Medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center (UMC) Tucson, or BUMCT. The program is designed to provide training and supervised experience for the fellow to acquire the competency of a specialist in the field of infectious diseases and meet requirements for American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) certification in infectious diseases. It is two years in duration with an emphasis on training in clinical infectious diseases. Candidates for training must be board-eligible or -certified in -internal medicine. The overall objective is to produce well-trained, competent, compassionate physicians who are certified by the ABIM in Infectious Diseases (ID) and committed to life-long learning.

Clinical Practice Sites

Fellows perform their clinical rotations at three sites: Banner – University Medical Center Tucson (main campus), Banner - UMC South (south campus), and the Tucson VA Medical Center—the flagship facility of the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System. To learn more about these facilities, visit our "Facts & Figures" and "Accolades & Awards" webpages.

Inpatient Rotations

Inpatient consultations are performed at two hospitals, Banner - UMC Tucson and the Tucson VA Medical Center. 

Ambulatory Care

Each fellow works one half-day per week in an outpatient infectious disease clinic. Outpatient clinic sprovide care for patients with HIV infection and general infectious diseases. Each fellow is required to follow at least 20 HIV seropositive patients for a minimum of 12 months.

Elective Rotations

Fellows have the option of experiencing other unique training experiences. Some of these electives are conducted off-campus.

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • El Rio - Special Immunology Associates
  • Infection Prevention Elective
  • Infectious Disease private practice
  • Infectious Diseases Transplant
  • NJH - National Jewish Health
  • Pediatrics Infectious Disease
  • Tuberculosis ID Elective
  • Valley Fever Elective
  • Viral Hepatitis - Institute for Liver Health

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