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Dear Infectious Diseases Fellowship applicant:

Thank you for your interest in the Rush/Stroger Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program at Rush University Medical Center. We're proud to offer an experience designed to provide the best training elements necessary for you to become highly skilled in infectious diseases. It is our mission to create an environment that fosters lifelong learning of infectious diseases for residents, fellows and staff and enables excellence in the provision of patient-centered medicine and the ability to identify and answer fundamental infectious diseases questions in practice, research and education.

The Section of Infectious Disease at Rush University Medical Center is one of the top-ranked programs in the United States. It includes more than 30 faculty members and 10 fellows, plus outstanding support staff. Faculty are based at Rush, Stroger Hospital of Cook County and the CORE Center. Rush and Stroger are committed to providing the best innovative treatments to patients, translating research discoveries to improve patient care and training expert clinicians and physician-scientists. During the two-year fellowship, trainees will rotate in four inpatient subspecialty consultative infectious diseases specialty services, including:

  • General infectious disease consults at RUMC
  • General infectious disease consults at Stroger
  • Inpatient HIV service at Stroger
  • Specialty infectious disease consults at Rush (solid organ and bone marrow transplant, hematologic malignancies and orthopedic)

Trainees will have outpatient experience at the HIV continuity clinic at the CORE Center, a non-HIV clinic at RUMC and the STD clinic at CORE. Infectious disease trainees spend 12 months conducting primary research projects during the fellowship. The division provides an array of basic, translational and clinical research opportunities in:

  • Hospital-acquired infections
  • MRSA
  • VRE
  • HIV
  • Transplant infectious diseases
  • Viral hepatitis
  • Fungal diseases

Fellows are provided opportunities to present their work at local, national and international meetings, and to publish their work in peer-reviewed journals.

Whether you pursue a career in academic medicine or go into private practice, we will support you. You'll become a part of the history and heritage of the Rush/Stroger fellowship program.

Gordon Trenholme, MD, Program Director

Laurie Proia, MD, Associate Program Director



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