Welcome to the Infectious Disease fellowship program of the George Washington University. Situated in the nation’s capital, our program offers a unique, well-rounded education in infectious diseases.
Your clinical experience will include both in-patient and out-patient infectious diseases rotations at the George Washington University Hospital and the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Besides the usual gamut of infectious diseases such as endocarditis, pneumonia, and necrotizing soft tissue infections, our location in Washington, D.C., with its close proximity to the World Bank, State Department and Pan-American Health Organization, provides our fellows with the opportunity to manage patients with tropical infections such as malaria, dengue fever, typhoid fever and Chikungunya. The high prevalence of HIV in Washington, D.C. allows our fellows to gain extensive knowledge in the management of HIV infection and its complications.
We have had a close collaboration with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, which enables our fellows to rotate through the Infectious Disease consult service at NIH and see a variety of uncommon infectious diseases. Similarly, our fellows rotate through the INOVA Fairfax Hospital infectious disease program to gain more experience in transplant infectious diseases. Our program enjoys a close collaborative relationship with the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, paving the way for joint research projects.
We have a small trainee-to-faculty ratio, which affords our fellows close supervision and mentoring by the faculty and the opportunity for one-on-one training both in the inpatient and out-patient setting. Finally, our program offers a myriad of courses and conferences such as a microbiology course at NIH, a hospital epidemiology course at John’s Hopkins University, city-wide ID case conferences, and a comprehensive didactic conference schedule. Fellows have the opportunity to improve their leadership and educational skills by providing lectures to students and house staff, and through participation in hospital infection control activities.