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. 

Mentorship Program

Created in 2014, the IDSA Foundation’s IDWeek Mentorship Program provides medical students, residents and fellows with access to field leaders and the academic support they need to create their imprint on the field of ID. The impact of this program can have long-lasting effects.

As the field of ID is faced with fewer early career physicians choosing the specialty and the struggle for more federal funding for research, those that enter the field are critical to helping to safeguard public health. ID touches all aspects of our health — from getting vaccinated from the flu and increasing viral suppression of HIV to stopping the next new Ebola or Zika case spreading all over the globe. Supporting the medical students, clinicians and public health experts who will take the helm of ID will literally have worldwide consequences.


“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.”

The mentee and mentor applications are now open. Visit to learn more. Please direct all questions about applying or eligibility to


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.