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, and attitudes needed for culturally competent care.
  • Objectives: Trainees will be asked to keep a log of instructive patient cases in which social determinants (e.g. education, access to cleanwater, food security, housing, early life experiences, social trauma, and gender) have played a major role in the health of a given patient. In the final month of the program,Trainees will undergo an oral examination in which 5 or more of these cases are discussed.

Tropical Medicine 

  • Goals: Describe the major pathological processes, their biological alterations,and how they affect specific organ systems.
  • Objectives: Trainees will receive a number of didactic sessions taught by Duke faculty on leading infectious and non-infectious chronic diseases which cause significant morbidity and mortality in resource-poor settings. Competency in these areas will be assessed by case-study based oral examinations administered in the final month of the program.

Public Health 

  • Goals: Develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes need to practice basic principles of prevention.
  • Objectives: Trainees will receive intensive didactic training in public health through the MSc-GH program.Topics of importance include research methods, program implementation and evaluation, health policy, family planning and population 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.