Education and Training

The Division of Infectious Diseases is extensively engaged in the education and training of faculty, medical students, residents, fellows, and students.

Medical Student and Resident Education

The Division of Infectious Diseases has played a major role in designing and teaching infectious diseases and microbiology courses at other departments including the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary BiologyDepartment of EpidemiologyDepartment of History, and the Department of Microbiology & Immunology. In addition, resident education has always been an essential part of our strengths from the first year the division was established in 1967 until today. Individual faculty score high on evaluations from both resident and students, and several members of the division have won resident teaching awards.

Courses taught at other departments

History of Sexually Transmitted Diseases from Syphilis to AIDS (Department of History) - Taught by Powel H. Kazanjian, MD, PhD, Infectious Diseases Division Chief and Professor of Internal Medicine, Epidemiology, and History. This course covers the history of sexually transmitted diseases from the middle ages to the twenty-first century. Themes include changing ideas about disease causality, the nature of demographic and epidemiological change, the social and cultural significance and impact of each disease, the organized public health response to each outbreak, and the development and limitations of medical therapeutics and technologies. Learn more about the course and view course syllabus.

Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program

Our Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program includes a combination of clinical and research training. While many fellows complete the training in 2 years, opportunities for additional training are available. We appreciate that each fellow’s goals are different and believe that the opportunities offered at Michigan Medicine, including the U-M Medical Center, numerous ambulatory clinics, and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System training facilities, along with the division’s diverse programs, clinics, and elective opportunities allow fellows to meet those goals.

Memorial Lecture

The annual F. Robert Fekety, Jr, MD Lecture in Infectious Diseases honors the work and commitment of Dr. Robert Fekety, founder and first Chief of the Infectious Diseases Division.

Conferences/Continuing Medical Education (CME) Opportunities

The Infectious Diseases division holds weekly grand rounds and conferences for faculty and fellows. The majority of these activities are available for physicians to earn CME credit. The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. As an accredited CME provider, the Medical School can designate AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for university activities that meet ACCME requirements.