Message from the Program Director


Thank you for your interest in our Infectious Diseases Fellowship program, which is fully accredited by the ACGME. We pride ourselves on developing ID physicians who graduate with excellent clinical acumen.  The fellows see patients at the UAMS hospital and at the VA medical center, which provides a wide breadth of ID pathology.  In addition, each fellow has a panel of HIV patients that are followed in the outpatient clinic, scheduled one-half day each week.

Each year we accept 2 fellows into our program. Each fellow will complete 2 years of clinical training, which includes 12 months on general ID services, 6 months will be spent at the UAMS hospital and 6 months at the VA hospital.  There are many other opportunities for learning to complete your education, including a month of Microbiology, a month of Antimicrobial Stewardship, clinical consultation on Orthopedic Infection service, and clinical consultation on Transplant Infectious Diseases service.  Electives include rotations at the Arkansas Department of Health, time dedicated to research, additional inpatient HIV care, and Infection Control.

We take pride in the history of our ID division, starting with the founding ID division directors, Dr. Robert Abernathy and Dr. Robert Bradsher who were leading researchers in the early years of blastomycosis, to our current division director, Dr. Michael Saccente. We have a good group of ID physicians who enjoy the camaraderie at work and social events.  We look forward to meeting you and telling you more about our program!

 

Mary J. Burgess, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Fellowship Program Director

501-686-5585
mjburgess@uams.edu