University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Program Structure

While maintaining ACGME requirements, fellows will have autonomy when creating their schedule. There is variability and flexibility to the Infectious Disease curriculum to best fit the fellows’ needs and interests.

Fellowship Year One

In the first year of fellowship, the fellows will learn the important components of infectious disease practice.

During the first year of fellowship, fellows participate in 24 weeks of inpatient service, spread throughout the academic year.

  • 12 weeks on the General Infectious Disease rotation at UW Health University Hospital and Clinics
  • 12 weeks divided between Transplant Infectious Disease and VA service, and the Surgical Infectious Disease and VA service

The remaining 24 weeks in the year are devoted to additional learning experiences based upon the fellows' interests and other key components of the Infectious Disease Fellowship:

  • General Infectious Disease and HIV half-day Continuity Clinics
  • An exclusive microbiology rotation at the UW Health Microbiology Lab
  • Research time
  • Pathway development
  • Specialized learning experiences
  • 3 weeks of vacation

Additional activities that fellows will participate in during their first year include:

  • Weekly curriculum sessions
  • Infection control, stewardship, and HIV meetings
  • Fellow-led board reviews
  • Department of Medicine Research Day
  • UW Health Quality Improvement Symposium

Fellowship Year Two

In the second year of fellowship, the fellows will demonstrate the ability to practice independently in infectious disease practice.

During the second year of fellowship, fellows participate in 24 weeks of inpatient service, spread throughout the academic year. 

  • 12 weeks on the General Infectious Disease rotation at UW Health University Hospital and Clinics
  • 12 weeks divided between Transplant Infectious Disease and VA service, and the Surgical Infectious Disease and VA service. 

The remaining 24 weeks in the year are devoted to additional learning experiences based upon the fellows' interests and other key components of the Infectious Disease Fellowship:

  • General Infectious Disease and HIV half-day Continuity Clinics
  • Research time
  • Pathway development
  • Specialized learning experiences 
  • 3 weeks of vacation

Additional activities that fellows will participate in during their second year include:

  • IDWeek and/or SHEA Conference
  • Weekly curriculum sessions
  • Infection control, stewardship, and HIV meetings
  • Fellow-led board reviews
  • Department of Medicine Research Day
  • UW Health Quality Improvement Symposium

Example of fellow's schedule