Infectious Diseases

Global Health Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Applications are accepted each fall from internal candidates only for the Global Health Infectious Diseases Fellowship. (See application process for details.)

Global Health Fellows from the Duke Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program follow the clinical research track of the fellowship and complete fellowships in both Global Health and Infectious Diseases in three years. Global Health Infectious Diseases Fellows will engage in Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) coursework during PGY5 and will attend weekly continuity clinics, conferences, and all other mandatory meetings required by the Infectious Diseases Training Program during this period of training. Trainees will spend nine to eleven months during PGY6 engaging in clinical care and mentored research activities at a global partner site. ID fellows who have successfully completed PGY3 are eligible to apply with the approval of their Program Director. In addition to a biweekly journal club, there will be ample opportunity to access special events and lectures throughout the training program.

Fellow Profiles:  

Download the Global Health / Infectious Diseases Pathway Track Schedule

Global Health Competencies for Infectious Diseases

Health Disparities 

  • Goals: Develop the knowledge, skills, andattitudes needed forculturally competentcare.
  • Objectives: Trainees will be asked to keep a log ofinstructive patient cases in which socialdeterminants (e.g. education, access to cleanwater, food security, housing, early lifeexperiences, social trauma, and gender) haveplayed a major role in the health of a givenpatient. In the final month of the program,Trainees will undergo an oral examination inwhich 5 or more of these cases are discussed.

Tropical Medicine 

  • Goals: Describe the majorpathologicalprocesses, their biological alterations,and how they affectspecific organ systems.
  • Objectives: Trainees will receive a number of didacticsessions taught by Duke faculty on leadinginfectious and non-infectious chronic diseaseswhich cause significant morbidity and mortalityin resource-poor settings. Competency inthese areas will be assessed by case-studybased oral examinations administered in thefinal month of the program.

Public Health 

  • Goals: Develop the knowledge, skills, andattitudes need topractice basicprinciples ofprevention.
  • Objectives: Trainees will receive intensive didactic trainingin public health through the MSc-GH program.Topics of importance include researchmethods, program implementation andevaluation, health policy, family planning andpopulation programs, environmental health,and community healthcare. 

For more information about the Global Health Fellowship in the Division of Infectious Diseases, visit the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program website.