Infectious diseases constitute three of the top 10 overall leading causes of death in the world. There is an ever-changing landscape with:
- Ease of international travel permitting rapid dissemination of emerging pathogens
- Evolution and increasing prevalence of multidrug-resistant microbes in the health care setting
- Novel and more-intense immunosuppressive therapies placing patients at a higher risk of opportunistic infections
- The ongoing HIV epidemic
These are some of the reasons why the field of infectious diseases is an exciting, challenging, and immensely rewarding specialty for you to consider.
The two-year Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, provides you with an excellent opportunity as a trainee to be involved in the management of a broad array of infectious diseases in patients who reside in Arizona and those referred from other parts of the United States and around the world.
Mayo Clinic — with campuses in Minnesota, Florida, and Arizona — is a major tertiary medical center in the United States and a leader in patient care, medical education, and research. Mayo Clinic's diverse patient population; state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic, and research facilities; and faculty members with a wealth of clinical, research, and educational experience combine to create a truly integrated educational experience.
The subspecialty adult Infectious Diseases Fellowship offers:
- Extensive training in patient care, education, and research
- Strong didactic curriculum that is patient-centered and learner-focused
- Full-time faculty with strong clinical, research, and teaching experience
- Clinical infectious diseases training in both inpatient and outpatient settings
- Exposure to the world-renowned Mayo clinical microbiology and serology laboratories
- Training in the management of infections in the immunocompromised host (recipients of solid-organ and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplants and people with HIV), prosthetic joint infections, infections in the intensive care unit, travel medicine, fecal microbiota transplantation, outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy, and coccidioidomycosis
- Opportunities to teach internal medicine residents, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine students, and visiting medical school students through bedside instruction and formal didactic lectures
- Ample time for electives and research
- Interdisciplinary collaboration throughout Mayo Clinic
- Rotations at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester (clinical microbiology, travel clinic, and infection control) as well as the Maricopa County TB and STI clinics
- Participation in the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and is the only ACGME-accredited infectious diseases fellowship in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
The Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona was approved by the ACGME in 2014. The first fellow began training in July 2015. We anticipate that one trainee will complete this program annually.