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.
Among tools to that end are the following program components.
Clinical Practice Sites
Fellows perform their clinical rotations at three different 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 consultations are performed at all three hospitals, with approximately 50 percent of the clinical time at the main campus.
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.
Fellows have the option of experiencing other unique training experiences such as working in the Pima County Tuberculosis Clinic, the Banner UMC Hepatology Clinic, the Coccidioidomycosis Clinic, and the Theresa Lee Sexually Transmitted Infections Clinic.