The specialty of Infectious Diseases has its strength from the diversity of clinical scenarios which the Infectious Diseases physicians have to see. Their expertise is needed in most specialties of medicine including Surgery, Hematology, Oncology, and Obstetrics/Gynecology.
The role is not limited to treating the infection but more important in preventing it. Areas of significant contribution include the Infection Control Program, Vaccine Program, trace of contact of patients with communicable diseases, restriction on use of antibiotics, education of healthcare workers and lay persons on how to avoid contracting infection, microbiology, epidemiology, travel, and international health. Over three years, the trainee in the fellowship program will gain experience in infections in the immune suppressed including HIV/AIDS, oncology, transplantation, hospital acquired infections, and pediatric infectious diseases. The clinical material and resources make excellent opportunities for research.