We are pleased that you are interested in learning more about the University of Michigan's Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program. The Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Michigan was founded in 1967. Since then, it has become recognized nationally for its exemplary record of patient care, research and teaching. The Division provides both research-oriented and clinical training, allowing fellows to develop as physician-scientists and/or clinical infectious diseases consultants. We value flexibility, and the learning experiences are designed to meet the individual goals of each fellow.
Divisional training activities occur at both the University of Michigan Health System and the nearby Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The University of Michigan Health System is among the best in the world, ranked in the top 15 health systems in the country in the most recent U.S. News and World Report. The Department of Internal Medicine consists of over 600 full time academic faculty, and is ranked fourth in the country in NIH research dollars. At both institutions, fellows are taught exclusively by full time members of the infectious disease faculty and fellows have the opportunity to follow patients seen as inpatient consultations in the outpatient setting.
Research opportunities are available for fellows interested in basic mechanisms of disease or those interested in pursuing more clinically oriented projects. As the medical center is located in the midst of the main campus of the University of Michigan, research mentors may include faculty from The School of Public Health, or other schools or departments throughout the University and Medical School.
More than eighty Infectious Diseases specialists have completed their fellowship training in our program. Approximately half have entered academic medicine and have become respected faculty members, clinicians, teachers, or investigators at their medical schools. One is a Department Chair and four have been appointed Chiefs of Infectious Diseases Divisions elsewhere. Most of the other half are employed by hospitals or private practices; many are on the staff of hospitals with accredited residency programs and have affiliations with medical schools. Three have assumed important positions related to antibiotic research and development in the pharmaceutical industry. Without exception, our trainees continue to distinguish themselves in patient care, teaching, and research.
Ann Arbor is a wonderful place to live, and is consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the country. For further information about the Ann Arbor area, please visit our Living in Ann Arbor page.
Thank you for your interest in our program, and please contact us if we can provide additional information.
Daniel Kaul, M.D.
Fellowship Program Director
Division of Infectious Diseases
Department of Internal Medicine
1500 East Medical Center Drive
3119 Taubman Center
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5378