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Infectious Diseases Fellowship FAQ

How long are typical rotations?
Rotations are scheduled in 2-week blocks.

What are the ambulatory experiences like?
All fellows have a continuity clinic at UIC which takes place on Fridays. First year fellows are scheduled for clinic every 2-3 weeks and second year fellows are scheduled for clinic weekly. There are also two outpatient clinics at the Jesse Brown VA that fellows help staff; a general clinic and a co-infection clinic, focusing on patients with HIV and Hepatitis C.

How much vacation and holiday time are fellows allotted?
Fellows have 4 weeks of vacation divided into one-week increments. Fellows can expect to work one of the following holidays: President’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s.

How much research/elective time do first year fellows have?
First year fellows have 6-8 weeks of dedicated time for research or electives.

Are there opportunities for a 3rd year of research training?
Yes, typically with no requirement for additional external grant funding. The ID Division provides a 3rd year of protected time to perform mentored clinical research and/or obtain an MPH degree at our School of Public Health.

What do most ID fellows do after fellowship?
It runs the full spectrum of ID careers. Our goal is to provide the clinical training and mentored scholarly activity that will give you the tools and experience to have whatever type of career you’d like. About two-thirds of our fellows enter clinical practice. About one-third of our fellows enter careers in academic medicine, global health and/or public health.

What pay and benefits does UI Health offer?
We offer competitive pay and benefits. Fellows are also represented by the Committee for Interns and Residents, a national union for house staff. For more information, visit our Graduate Medical Education website

What is your commitment to Diversity and Inclusion?
Our institution has a commitment to the education of our faculty across age, gender-identity-expression, race, ethnicity, country and regions of origin, cultures, socio-economic status, political beliefs, spiritual/religious beliefs or other ideologies, disabilities, and sexual orientation. Through this mission we aim to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive learning environment.