Mentorship Program

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Considering a career in infectious diseases? Interested in fostering the careers of young doctors by sharing your experience in the field of ID? The IDWeek Mentorship Program offers opportunities for mentorship and networking through one-on-one interactions between leaders in the field and fellows, residents and medical students during IDWeek.


Networking begins the first day of IDWeek with a meet-and-greet lunch, after which mentor and mentee design other beneficial interactions such as, an additional mentee-focused career development lunch session with leaders of the field of ID, attending select symposia, named lectures, Posters in the Park, and other networking events together during IDWeek.


Limited $500 travel stipends are available to residents and medical students.  Residents and medical students who receive funding from IDWeek or reside in the San Diego area are not eligible.  Participating medical students and residents are also eligible to receive one-year complimentary IDSA membership.



Here’s what past participants have said about the IDWeek Mentorship Program:


Impact of the Mentorship Program

Learn from Carlos del Rio, MD, FIDSA, the unique opportunity current infectious disease specialists have within the IDWeek Mentorship Program to influence and connect with young doctors, and learn from Sonali Advani, MD, MPH, how being a mentee has positively impacted her decision to become an infectious disease specialist

Dr. Carlos del Rio        Dr. Sonali Advali


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Mentors and mentees interested in participating in the program should indicate interest during their registration for IDWeek 2017. For more information about the program please email


Funding for the IDWeek mentorship program is provided by the IDSA Education and Research Foundation, make a donation today and help develop the new generation of ID specialists.