As Director of the Infectious Diseases fellowship training program, I am pleased that you are interested in learning more about the training opportunities available at Wake Forest. This web section contains information on the three major components of our training program: Clinical Activities, Education, and Scholarly Activities.
The goal of our Fellowship program is to produce trainees who are highly skilled infectious disease clinicians but who also possess the necessary research skills and knowledge to be successful clinical investigators. Since the establishment of our fellowship program in 1974, approximately 40 percent of our graduates have assumed positions in academic medicine and 60 percent have entered the clinical practice of Infectious Diseases.
We seek highly qualified Fellow applicants who would benefit from a flexible training program that allows them to pursue an academic career in clinical or translational research or a career in community-based infectious diseases practice as dictated by their personal interests and goals. For those interested in a laboratory-based academic career, training typically extends a minimum of 3 years beyond the core 2 year clinical program.
Those interested in basic research will be trained through multidisciplinary research projects, collaborating across departmental lines, and leading to expertise in molecular approaches to Infectious Diseases. For those pursuing careers in clinical research, emphasis will be on our Masters Program in Clinical and Population Translational Sciences. Candidates selected for these physician-scientist tracks will work with a primary mentor. A standing committee will frequently assess their development.
We look forward to receiving your application for our Fellowship program.
James Peacock, MD