The Infectious Diseases fellowship program at the University of Missouri School of Medicine-Columbia has a long history of graduating outstanding clinical infectious disease specialists.
Our fellowship program is structured to meet all the ACGME requirements, and provides the training and experiences for fellows to become competent infectious diseases physicians upon graduation. Former graduates from our program have pursued careers in private practice and academic centers throughout the country.
We offer two fellowship tracks: the infectious diseases fellowship track and the infectious diseases/critical care track.
In our two-year traditional infectious diseases track, fellows experience the full spectrum of infectious diseases in a diverse population of patients at MU Health Care hospitals and clinics and the Harry S. Truman Veterans’ Hospital across the street. MU Health Care encompasses a comprehensive system of six hospitals and more than 50 primary and specialty clinics. MU Health Care has been consistently named as one of the “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” by the health news publication Becker’s Hospital Review. The Truman VA has been recognized “Best Place to Work” in the Veterans Health Administration, and has been ranked #1 nationally for three consecutive years.
Some of our clinical programs include:
- Orthopedic infectious diseases: We have a dedicated orthopedic infectious diseases consult team. The Missouri Orthopedic Institute is central Missouri's largest freestanding orthopedic center, with almost 200,000 square feet. Fellows are exposed to a wide variety of bone and joint infections including the most complex and challenging cases.
- Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) program: The fellows will have unparalleled exposure to OPAT management in the inpatient and outpatient settings and are supported by a dedicated OPAT coordinator.
- HIV/AIDS program: We provide comprehensive care and prevention services to a large population of Mid-Missouri. Fellows have a weekly HIV clinic throughout fellowship and receive extensive training and mentoring from our HIV specialists.
- Infectious Diseases clinic: Fellows develop vast experience in the outpatient management of infectious diseases, including management of tuberculous and non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections, sexually transmitted infections, pre-travel counseling in our travel clinic, and many other conditions.
The training program is ultimately designed to provide opportunities for fellows to develop clinical competence in the field of infectious diseases.
The Infectious Diseases/Critical Care track is a three-year fellowship in which fellows, after completing two years of infectious diseases training, pursue a third year dedicated to train in critical care medicine in the division of pulmonary, critical care and environmental medicine.
If you are interested, please contact our fellowship coordinator, Laura Redfield-Jacobs, for more information.