Program Strengths

  • Excellent clinical training based on a wide array of patient care experiences and faculty committed to education.
  • Fellow-selected training tracks that foster experience and expertise toward the trainee’s career goals.
  • State-of-the-art research conducted at the bedside and at the laboratory bench.
  • A hospital epidemiology program that offers trainees an in-depth experience in mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance; prevention of nosocomial infections; vaccine compliance and outcomes research.
  • A close relationship with the routine and special diagnostic microbiology laboratories, resulting in opportunities for specialized training. The clinical microbiology laboratory provides state-of-the-art methodologies in diagnostic microbiology and antimicrobial susceptibility testing.
  • Master's degree programs in The University of Iowa College of Public Health open to fellows who want formal training in a) Public Health or b) Clinical Investigation.
  • A master’s degree program in Medical Education through the College of Medicine and other training opportunities to enhance teaching skills.
  • A regular weekly schedule of clinical and didactic conferences and research seminars, with frequent visits by leading infectious disease and other biomedical investigators from other institutions.
  • Regular medical student and internal medicine resident rotations on the clinical service.
  • If desired, nomination to the VA Quality Scholars Program (link) which provides stipends for candidates who choose a career path in Healthcare Quality research with support for related graduate studies.

An NIH interdisciplinary Infectious Diseases Training Grant funded since 1988 provides stipends for candidates who choose a career path in research and related basic science coursework.