Trainee Experience


Curious about the world of infectious diseases? The student and resident IDBugCrawl program is your one place to learn about ID and meet directly with ID specialists who are shaping the future of science, medicine and public health. Created specifically for medical students and residents, join us for VIP talks, social receptions, career development resources and networking exposure with experts from across the ID spectrum. Make the connections you won’t find anywhere else and leave with new inspiration for your future. 

This VIP experience is free for students and residents attending IDWeek. Full IDBugCrawl line up coming soon!

More on the IDBugCrawl:
  • VIP Access to ID Leaders: Meet and greet with your ID heroes and get face to face access with speakers and industry leaders throughout IDWeek.
  • Career Growth and Employment Resources: Resume review, headshots, and access to compensation experts to help you navigate your career planning and next steps.
  • Networking & Connections: Meet with your peers and other trainees and learn alongside people who share your dedication.

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NextGen ID Lounge

A home for medical students, residents and fellows

Located in the JK Lobby of the Los Angeles Convention Center, the NextGen ID Lounge is a space dedicated to medical students, residents and fellows. Come meet and network with peers over coffee or grab some friends to enjoy some downtime playing a game.

In addition to providing an opportunity to grow your network each day, the NextGen ID Lounge features MedTalks, a unique opportunity for you to interact with experts in the field of ID. These sessions are useful for early career individuals to learn more about career paths and development in ID.

The lounge will be open during IDWeek. Check back in July for more details on the schedule. Access will be limited to medical students, residents, and fellows.

iDMentorship365 Program

The iDMentorship365 Program provides a platform to inspire and mentor individuals interested in a career in infectious diseases. The program provides mentees with access to both leaders in the field of ID and the academic support they need to create an imprint on the ID community. The impact of this program will have long-lasting benefits. Mentees must be medical students, residents and/or fellows or PharmD students, PharmD residents, and/or PharmD fellows or early career professionals, from an accredited medical school, residency, or ID fellowship training program in the United States, Mexico, or Canada. 

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Fellows’ Day Workshop

The annual Fellows’ Day Workshop is designed for infectious disease fellows. The workshop is structured in two sections:

  • Infectious Diseases Images: This popular interactive session features cases presented by fellows with discussion by the fellows and a faculty panel.
  • Careers in Infectious Diseases: Interactive small group sessions devoted to exploring different ID careers. Each session will be led by a person who has made his or her career in a different area of infectious diseases.

Pediatric Fellows’ Day Workshop

The Pediatric Fellows’ Day Workshop is designed for pediatric fellows and academicians who wish to understand issues related to the effective transitioning from fellowship to faculty positions, explore various career paths in pediatric infectious diseases, and identify common and uncommon infections in children.

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