Clinical Requirements

  • Twelve months of clinical training (in- and outpatient rotations) divided between the Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VA) and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC); approximately nine-ten of these twelve months are completed during the first year
  • One month Clinical Microbiology rotation (and continuous access to Micro Lab Staff/conferences throughout fellowship)
  • 1/2 day per 2 weeks Continuity of Care ID clinic at UIHC
  • 1/2 day per 2 weeks Continuity of Care HIV clinic at UIHC
  • Two 1/2 day ambulatory care clinics at UIHC while on Team 2 and add-on urgent consults
  • 1/2 day per week ambulatory care clinic at VAMC while on Team 2
  • Travel clinic (limited number assigned with option for additional clinics)
  • Transplant Infectious Disease (Solid Organ and Hem/BMT)
  • Orthopaedics-ID (option for Clinician or Clinical-Educator track)
  • Hepatology Clinic (limited number assigned)
  • Pediatric-ID (option for Clinician or Clinical-Educator track)
  • Allergy-Immunology Rotation (option for Clinician or Clinical-Educator track)


  • Infectious Disease Grand Rounds (weekly): Two cases are presented by the fellows or staff as unknowns, discussed, and pertinent literature reviewed
  • Core Curriculum Conference (weekly): didactic lectures on general and specialty ID topics over 2 year cycle (See Curriculum for more details on topics)
  • Journal Club (monthly)
  • Integrated Topics in Infectious Disease (monthly): a clinical case is presented, and the relevant basic science aspects are discussed
  • Research Conference (weekly): progress on ongoing research activity is presented
  • Departmental Interdisciplinary Fellows' Curriculum (twice-monthly): presentations on common requirements of the fellowship programs including ethics, coding and billing, statistics, sleep deprivation, practice management, etc. [view schedule]
  • University of Iowa Extension Training Program for Infection Prevention Professionals
  • ID Week and second meeting of fellows' choice
  • University of Iowa Update in Infectious Disease Regional CME Meeting (annual)
  • Various multi-disciplinary conferences, including Microbiology, Morbidity/Mortality and Quality Imrovement, etc.
  • ID Resident Curriculum Module Facilitation (monthly): 2nd year fellows