Teaching healthcare professionals about infectious diseases

We surveyed the last 5 years of University of Maryland ID fellowship graduates, and this is what they said about the strengths of the program:

  • Plenty of opportunities to learn about different pathologies in different ID services, as well as a very comprehensive HIV education
  • Great mentors, pathology, balance between clinical training and research
  • Excellent clinical training.
  • Clinical experience. Excellent clinical teachers. Very good international opportunities.
  • Clinical experience
  • Great faculties, variety of patient populations (Cancer, SOT, HIV, surgery), international medicine.
  • Patient population. Invested program director. Services to focus learning
  • Diversity of cases and faculty, opportunities for research
  • Acuity of diseases. Strength of clinical faculty. Leadership in the field of HIV.
  • Seeing the difference in styles of management between all the faculty and the broad range of clinical and research interests
  • The training to be and infectious diseases clinician. The structure with sub-specialized clinical rotations, so you learn from attending that are experts in ID-oncology, ID-trauma, ID-ICU, etc.
  • There are so many different specialties within ID that are divided into different rotations, which I think helps hone those skills all at one time, I thought this was a valuable way to learn.
  • Patient diversity and volume.
  • Great faculties, fellows, good variety of patients.
  • Breadth of experiences within ID.