Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

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Left to right: Christa Zerbe, M.D., Program Director, Veronique Nussenblatt, M.D., Assistant Program Director, John Bennett, M.D., Assistant Program Director

Credit: NIAID

NIAID is looking for highly qualified internal medicine and medicine-pediatric trained residents for Infectious Diseases internal medicine and medicine-pediatric fellowship.

Why Train Here?

  • NIAID ID fellowship is both Clinical and Research based 
  • Our program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
  • We guarantee funding for 3 years (ACGME and research) 
  • We offer outstanding clinical rotations to a wide variety of hospitals in the Washington DC area
  • We have a Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Fellowship 
  • We guarantee Federal student Loan repayment up to $35,000 per year of a fellow’s qualified educational dept

All interested applicants should apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Mission Statement

We are dedicated to training a diverse and inclusive generation of clinician scientists who are able to meet the challenges of a dynamic infectious disease environment.

Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Fellowship

In addition to our adult infectious disease fellowship training, we offer this combined training in conjunction with the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at Children's National Medical Center. We are accepting applications from highly qualified graduates of U.S. and Canadian internal medicine-pediatrics residencies for our joint four-year fellowship program. The fellow will spend one year each in clinical pediatric infectious diseases and clinical adult infectious diseases, with the remaining two years of training under a chosen research mentor. Applications are accepted through ERAS. Interviews are arranged with both institutions.

Fellowship Tracks

In addition to outstanding infectious diseases fellowship training and research in an area of interest, we also offer a variety of research tracks aimed at advancing the next generation of physician scientists. We are committed to tailoring your research training to your career goals whether you want to be a physician scientist, clinical researcher, microbiology director or leader in public health policy. Our fellowship tracks are: epidemiology, global health, HIV, microbiology, and transplant.

Read about our fellowship tracks

Also, all of our fellows are eligible to apply to the NIH-Duke Master’s Program in Clinical Research.

Contact Information

You may also contact the NIAID ID Fellowship Program office with questions.

Christa S. Zerbe, M.D.
Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

Julie Hoehl
Fellowship Program Coordinator

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