The Infectious Disease (ID) Fellowship program at the Wake Forest School of Medicine, accredited by the ACGME, provides comprehensive training in infectious disease through diverse clinical training experiences, dedicated research and career mentorship and an enriching educational environment. Our graduates are community infectious diseases physicians, academic clinician educators, physician-scientists and thought-leaders at the local, national and international levels. Each year we welcome three new fellows into the program. 

Welcome from the Section Chief

"The strength of our program is built around our clinical care.”

John W. Sanders, MD, MPH 
Section Chief, Infectious Diseases 

Program Goals

  • Develop competence in the clinical practice of infectious diseases in both the ambulatory and inpatient consultative care settings
  • Provide opportunities to develop skills in antimicrobial stewardship, infection prevention, public health and global health such that graduates have the option to focus on and become leaders in one of more of these areas
  • Develop research knowledge and experience encompassing the areas of research design and methodology, issues of informed consent, analysis and interpretation of data and critical appraisal of research trials
  • Acquire and foster necessary skills for life-long learning
  • Develop a humanistic approach to patient care and professional attitudes toward patients and colleagues
  • Develop skills in leadership and education to foster a career in hospital leadership, public health and/or medical education

A woman wearing a white coat, gloves and face mask handles a pipette in a lab as people wearing green scrubs and face masks stand around her

Program Highlights 

Our fellowship consists of a core 2-year program with three ACGME approved positions per year of training. An optional, additional year of training is available in research, critical care, or addiction medicine. 

Strengths of our program include:

  • Diverse, collegial, collaborative faculty and fellows with a wide range of interests who are dedicated to excellence in patient care, education and scholarship
  • Superb programs in:
    • Antibiotic stewardship
    • Infection prevention
    • Transplant ID
    • HIV infection 
    • Public Health and sexually transmitted infections
    • Aging and infectious diseases
  • Robust infrastructure (infectious diseases-specific nursing, pharmacy, navigators, social work, clinical trials coordinators) for both clinical and research programs
  • Strong public health presence
  • Specialty certificate programs for Infectious Diseases fellows in antimicrobial stewardship, global health, patient safety, and translational sciences