International Experience - Infectious Diseases Fellowship

University of Maryland Infectious Diseases fellows studying overseas

To set up a visiting rotation with the UMMC Infectious Diseases Program, email Tara Winterling.

The University of Maryland has an extensive and growing international program that is predominantly based within the Institute of Human Virology Center for International Health, Education, and Biosecurity (CIHEB) and the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health.

Both of these programs are known worldwide for their activities in their respective fields. 

Infectious Diseases fellows at the University of Maryland have the opportunity to participate in these programs in a variety of ways. Fellows can obtain clinical experience in global health and the management of HIV and other infectious diseases in resource-limited settings, participate in international education programs, or participate in international research studies. Below is a brief description of the opportunities for fellows.

Where does the University of Maryland have programs globally?

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Institute of Human Virology

The Institute of Human Virology (IHV) Center for International Health, Education and Biosecurity (CIHEB) currently has programs in many countries:

  • Botswana
  • Haiti
  • Kenya
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Tanzania
  • Zambia

Currently, our main international clinical experience for fellows is in Lusaka, Zambia, although opportunities in any IHV-supported countries are possible. We currently have three full-time faculty in Zambia that work closely with the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) which is the largest academic hospital in the country. UTH has one of the few ID fellowships in sub-Saharan Africa which is heavily supported by IHV CIHEB faculty. Rotating fellows have the opportunity to see ID consults at UTH, collaborate with Zambian physicians, work with faculty in the 3rd line ART clinic, and learn about managing healthcare programs in resource-limited settings. 

Institute of Global Health

The Institute for Global Health has programs based in several countries:

  • Chile
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Myanmar