Research and Clinical Opportunities

Infectious Diseases Society of America - Medical Scholars Program


An important part of IDSA's mission is to promote the subspecialty of infectious diseases by attracting the best and brightest medical students to the field. To further this goal, the IDSA Education and Research Foundation offers summer scholarships to medical students with mentorship by an IDSA member or fellow. It is the responsibility of IDSA members and fellows to identify and solicit interested students.

Students in any year of medical school are eligible for this award. The scholarship activity must focus on pediatric or adult infectious diseases and may involve either clinical or research activities. Acceptable clinical activities can range from a preceptorial relationship with an ID consultant to participation in clinical trails or any other appropriate variant of clinical activities. Clinical project scholarships will require a minimum of one year of clinical clerkship prior to initiating the scholarship activity. Acceptable research activities include all facets of infectious diseases, including epidemiology, microbiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.