David Schwartz, M.D., Division Chairman
1900 W. Polk St.
12th FloorChicago, IL 60612
The Rush/Stroger Hospital Infectious Diseases (ID) Fellowship Training Program utilizes the resources of Rush Medical College, Rush University Medical Center, Stroger Hospital of Cook County (formerly Cook County Hospital) to provide a well-rounded and diverse educational experience in the clinical, didactic, and research training of ID fellows. At present, the program requires a mandatory two year training period with an option to complete a third year for those fellows who wish more extensive training in research activities in preparation for an academic career in infectious diseases. One-year, intensive clinical ID fellowships for applicants with research experience gained elsewhere (e.g., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) are also available on an occasional basis. Positions are currently available for a maximum of five first-year and five second-year fellows. The number of fellows retained for a third year is dependent on the interests of the fellow and the availability of appropriate resources. The following is a description of the fellowship training faculty, facilities and resources, specific program content, and evaluation procedures.