The Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine fosters a community of inclusivity, diversity, and cultural humility. Within this fertile environment, we are committed to training the next generation of leaders in infectious diseases. Supported by our incredible faculty, our amazing administrative team, and a culture of solidarity amongst our fellows, our program is designed to help fellows build upon their personal and professional goals and prepare for careers in academic medicine.
The program typically spans three years. The first year is primarily devoted to clinical training, with subsequent years focused almost exclusively on research. As a result of this deliberate balance of clinical and research time, fellows graduate from our program well-prepared to begin the next stages of their careers. The clinical training is exceptional, and we are very proud of our long record of successfully mentoring fellows in research projects that span the spectrum of infectious diseases affecting communities from local to global. Important goals of the program are to take maximum advantage of the full range of training opportunities our university offers (including its Schools of Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Education, and so on); these abundant resources help us retain flexibility to accommodate individual needs and interests.
Since the founding of the Fellowship in 1981, our graduates have assumed leadership roles within academic medicine, public health, and industry. Upon graduation, approximately 70% of our graduates obtain positions within academic medicine, 15% pursue government positions (e.g., CDC, FDA, departments of public health), and 15% pursue careers in other fields (e.g., industry, clinical practice).
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Fellowship Program Fast Facts
- 100% of our fellows rate their overall evaluation of our program as “very positive” (the highest possible rating) on our annual ACGME survey.
- Vast majority of graduating fellows remain active academic ID investigators.
- Graduates have assumed leadership positions in academia, industry, and academic societies
- 92% success rate with NIH-K applications since 2005
- Mentors across Johns Hopkins University (School of Medicine and the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Hospital)
- Flexible, customizable, and cross-disciplinary training
- Collaborative, extramural research opportunities
- Domestic and international research opportunities
- Possibility to pursue additional fellowships in clinical microbiology and clinical pharmacology
- Possibility to combine ID fellowship training with a PhD or MHS from the Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation
- Opportunity to pursue additional coursework through the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine or Bloomberg School of Public Health