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Infectious Disease Fellowship Program

Main (Program Overview/Mission/Vision/Aims)

We provide the clinical experience, educational resources, and mentorship support that produces exceptional military Infectious Disease physicians who engage in the highest quality of ethical and compassionate practice of infectious disease.

The SAUSHEC Infectious Disease Fellowship training program is structured to provide a supervised training experience such that Army and Air Force ID fellows will acquire competency in infectious diseases with sufficient expertise to act as an independent consultant. The training experience is geared toward proficiency of the graduate in the unique requirements of military-specific infectious disease. Our fellows are trained to be scholars and participate in original research in military-relevant infectious diseases and provided the skills to mentor future scholars. Finally, the program develops critical thinkers so graduates are prepared to serve as local, regional, and national leaders. A graduate from SAUSHEC ID fellowship will be a competent clinician in ID and possess the skills required to be a competent leader within and outside the military.

Curriculum/Rotations/Locations/Partnering Institutions

The SAUSHEC ID Fellowship is a 2 (USAF, USA) or 3 (USA) year training program primarily located at Brooke Army Medical Center. Trainees will rotate through a 13 month clinical curriculum over their first two ACGME accredited years including a variety of inpatient and outpatient consultation blocks. Additional clinical time is spent at the UT Health- San Antonio hospital campus and the Audie Murphy VA. Attendance at the Military Tropical Medicine Course at USUHS in Bethesda is a required component of the second year of training.

Military Relevance (military relevance of specialty/how program prepares trainees to be ready for military mission & first assignment)

The military-unique knowledge and skills required in this specialty include understanding of and ability to manage deployment and travel related infections, emerging infections, diseases of pandemic potential and bioterrorism agents, management of outbreaks, infections and outbreaks associated with trainee health, infectious complications of combat trauma and infection prevention and stewardship in the deployed setting. ID is consistently one of the most tele-consulted specialties from deployed healthcare workers.

Application Instructions (Eligibility/Interview Process/Program Application Details)

Eligibility: US Army, and US Air Force Medical Corps officers who have completed a residency in and ACGME accredited Internal Medicine program, or are scheduled to graduate from an ACGME accredited Internal Medicine Residency program prior to matriculating, are eligible to apply.

Criteria for Selection: Criteria for selection include academic performance in internal medicine residency and medical school. USMLE/COMLEX scores, letters of recommendation, and demonstrated interest in military service with emphasis on leadership potential are strongly considered.

Application Deadline: NLT 15 September of the year before training begins. For more detailed information on applying for Residency/Fellowship programs, contact the BAMC Medical Education Office, (210) 916-2222/3038 or DSN: 429-2222/303.

Contact Us

Program Director

Phone: (210) 916-4355

Associate Program Director

Phone: (210) 916-4355

Program Administrator

Phone: (210) 916-4355

Mailing Address

SAUSHEC Infectious Disease Fellowship
Medical Education Department
San Antonio Military Medical Center
3551 Roger Brooke Dr.
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-6200

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