Residents and Students

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Welcome to IDWeek

Many medical students and residents are considering attending IDWeek for the first time. Watch the six minute video below to learn more.  Review the frequently asked questions.


IDWeek offers low registration rates for residents and students.  You can book a hotel at negotiated rates during the online registration process.  Register early for the best selection of hotel rooms.  The early bird discount ends on June 29. Learn more about registration and register now. 

Early Career Road Map

New for 2018 is an Early Career Road Map highlighting all of the content and opportunities at IDWeek for medical students, residents, and fellows.

Mentorship Program

The IDSA Foundation is helping to prepare the next generation of infectious diseases (ID) leaders to be the drivers of scientific discoveries, leaders of public health programs throughout the world and the astute clinicians on the front lines providing life-saving care. As mentorship continues to be a critical entrée into the field of infectious diseases, the IDWeek Mentorship Program was developed to provide these future leaders with access to ID mentors. Through this transformative program, medical students, residents and fellows interested in the field gain unprecedented access to ID and HIV leaders.  Participation in the program gives aspiring leaders the opportunity to be paired with an ID mentor who currently works in a focus area of ID that closely matches their mentee’s interest.

All medical students, residents and fellows who participate in this program receive one-year FREE membership to IDSA. To help with cost of travel to IDWeek, medical students and residents are eligible to apply for a $500 travel award.  Click on the links below to learn more about eligibility requirements or to apply.

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Apply now

The application deadline was August 24, 2018. The application is now closed Visit to learn more. Please direct all questions about applying or eligibility to


“Having my mentor guide me during IDWeek was so helpful. We talked about the seminars I should attend and she introduced me to faculty at one of the institutions to which I will be applying.”

“It’s incredibly helpful to have access to this powerful network.”

“It was really exciting being matched with a member of the IDSA Board of Directors. He spent a lot of time answering my questions.”



Come watch teams of your fellow medical students and residents compete in the IDBugBowl trivia showdown! This jeopardy style game will return on Saturday, October 6 at 4:45 p.m. in the Moscone Center Hall D. 

Kass Award

Up to ten awards will be given in to medical students, residents, or house officers (not fellows) whose abstracts have been accepted. Kass Award recipients will receive $750 to assist with IDWeek meeting expenses. Regular abstract submission is now closed. The abstract submission deadline was May 1, 5 p.m. EDT.