Infectious Disease Fellowship Program

Steven D. Burdette, M.D., Director

The Infectious Disease Fellowship program is fully accredited and two years in duration. The primary emphasis is on training infectious disease experts in clinical infectious diseases. As part of the fellowship, trainees will study a wide variety of infectious diseases at the primary teaching institutions, including the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), a 338-bed referral facility, and Miami Valley (MVH) and Good Samaritan (GSH) Hospitals, large community teaching hospitals affiliated with Wright State University. In addition, fellows rotate at the Children's Medical Center of Dayton (CMC) to gain experience in pediatric infectious diseases.

Qualified fellowship candidates must have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency. All applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Interviews are scheduled by invitation in September or October. Fellowship positions are filled through the match (NRMP).

 

Fellowship Documents


Sample Rotation Schedule

Block
Month
F1
F2

B1

July

MVH (Micro 2 week block)

VA

B1

August

MVH

VA

B1

September

MVH

VA

B2

October

VA

MVH

B2

November

VA

MVH

B2

December

VA

MVH

B3

January

GSH

VA

B3

February

GSH

VA

B3

March

GSH

Research Month (VA)

B4

April

CMC

GSH Clinical

B4

May

VA

Transplant

B4

June

VA

GSH Clinical


  • Clinical rotations are divided between the VAMC, MVH and GSH. One month of pediatrics is done during the first year at the CMC.
  • During the first month, the fellow will have a two-week clinical microbiology/research rotation.
  • The fellow has three months for research in the first year and four months in the second year.
  • During the second year, a one month transplant rotation is scheduled at the Ohio State University Medical Center.
  • Each fellow will have a continuity clinic at Five Rivers Health Center, encompassing a half day per week. A majority of this clinic is focused on the management of HIV. There will be secondary continuity clinics as well. In the first year, it will be comprised of four consecutive months in each of the following: TB clinic, wound care clinic and VA ID clinic. In the second year, there is a VA ID clinic which is about 60 percent HIV and 40 percent general infectious diseases.
  • There are two main conferences each month: a journal club and a citywide clinical conference. Fellows present at both.
  • Faculty are divided between the main training sites. There are 10 adult medicine fully-affiliated faculty and one pediatric infectious diseases physician.