Infectious Diseases Training Program (MD)

Infectious Diseases Training Program (MD)

Below: ID clinical fellows Vincent Covelli, DO, and Kate McManus, MD. Read an interview with Vince here.

UVA's Infectious Disease Fellowship for MDs is a three-year program that aims to produce world-class physicians dedicated to a career in academic infectious diseases. Our program offers rigorous training and supervised experience with faculty members who have broad clinical and research expertise.

Vince Covelli & Kate McManus

Why UVA?

  • UVA Medical Center is the only major tertiary care center in a catchment area of approximately 4,000 square miles offering comprehensive infectious diseases specialty services. Thus we see a variety of interesting and challenging infectious disease cases.

  • The Charlottesville-Albemarle region has a population of approximately 100,000, and UVA Medical Center receives referrals from a number of nearby cities, including Lynchburg, Roanoke, Staunton and Waynesboro. Trainees thus see patients with infections common to urban settings, including those related to drug use (hepatitis B and C, HIV); bloodstream infections; endocarditis; and infections acquired through close contact in crowded environments, such as influenza, pertussis, and all etiologies of community-acquired pneumonia.

  • The rural surroundings produce a variety of ID cases arising from the environment, such as endemic mycoses, soil-borne infections like endocardiosis, non-tuberculous mycobacteria, tickborne infections like ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and animal-borne infections like Q fever, cryptococcosis and rabies.

  • A large local population of immigrants and migrant workers, as well as the many international travelers affiliated with UVA, produce a variety of travel-related illnesses, including common ones such as malaria, tuberculosis, typhoid fever and hepatitis A, and less-common ones such as ascariasis, fascioliasis, tick typhus, and lepromatous leprosy.

  • Close affiliation between the UVA Ryan White HIV Clinic and the ID Inpatient Consultation Service give trainees experience with an array of HIV-related illnesses related to opportunistic infections, malignancies, and HAART-related complications.

 

Fellows benefit from training and close collaboration with one of the most distinguished faculties in infectious diseases in the country. For more on our program, go here