Department of Infectious Disease
August 21, 2007 4:12 PM   Subscribe

Medical School Filter: Infectious Disease Department on the West Coast. Please recommend a good university for an overseas visiting professional.

California universities would be ideal.
posted by geekyguy to Education (9 answers total)
University of Washington has a stellar ID program, but obviously not in California.
posted by tristeza at 4:23 PM on August 21, 2007

Division of Infectious Disease at UCSF. But I don't know how good it is.
posted by otherwordlyglow at 4:29 PM on August 21, 2007

I guess the Infectious Disease program at UCSF is ranked third nationally. So not too shabby!
posted by otherwordlyglow at 4:34 PM on August 21, 2007

The UC San Francisco Medical School was ranked as #5 overall. and as #3 in ID. So that and Stanford (also in those lists) are the two obvious choices.
posted by vacapinta at 4:35 PM on August 21, 2007

UCSF has an excellent ID department. For HIV, specifically, it doesn't get much better than that.
Stanford is also excellent, and UC Davis is the other medical school in Northern California. Someone else will have to fill you in on Southern Cal schools.
posted by gingerbeer at 5:14 PM on August 21, 2007

The other California medical schools that haven't yet been mentioned are the UCs: Los Angeles, San Diego and Irvine; USC; and Loma Linda. That's probably a reasonable order to rank their overall academic strengths and funding, too.
posted by ikkyu2 at 6:25 PM on August 21, 2007

I have no idea about clinical training, but there is a fair amount of interesting infectious disease research happening at UCLA. Is this for a fellowship or something? If this person is from southeast Asia, the Fogerty program funds a lot of health professionals to come here for the purpose of studying HIV issues.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 6:45 PM on August 21, 2007

This is sort of a weird, general question. For what purpose is this recommendation? To give a lecture? To do some research, apply for a fellowship? To receive medical care? What is your specific field of interest?

Just about all of the ID divisions at each UC school, Stanford, OHSU, and UW are pretty solid.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 9:42 PM on August 21, 2007

It was a very general question but AskMe came through once again. Thanks, all.
posted by geekyguy at 10:27 AM on August 22, 2007

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