ID Student Interest Groups Grant

The IDSA Foundation’s ID Student Interest Groups Grant Program was created with the goal of educating medical students and residents about the topic of ID outside of the usual classroom setting. Student interest organizations obtained grant money through this program to finance special events, seminars, and other initiatives aimed at encouraging students to pursue careers in ID.

Do you want to find out more about this grant and how to be part of the beneficiary as a medical student, kindly read this blog till the end because everything you need you will find it in here. Let’s go!

In the spring of 2023, the Foundation will not be accepting new applications for the ID Student Interest Groups Grant Program. To learn more about the IDSA Foundation’s newest recruitment initiatives and upcoming opportunities for medical trainees and students, however, stay tuned.

Please contact the IDSA Foundation via email if you have additional questions.

Since its inception in 2016, the ID Student Interest Groups Grant Program provided 129 grants to 70 student groups across 32 states and Washington, D.C. Take a look at the program’s impact across the country!


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This includes the many events that would likely take place in the grant program for medical students.

Infectious Diseases Expert Panel
This lecture-style format is the most commonly held event. An expert panel of infectious diseases specialists representing a variety of career trajectories talks with students about the vast professional opportunities in ID. Don’t forget to include snacks and plenty of time for Q&A!

“ID Speed Dating”
This lively event pairs faculty (infectious diseases specialists or fellows in training) and students together for 5-10 minutes of group Q&A and discussion. Students rotate around the room to ensure they are able to interact with everyone and ask their questions.

Vaccine Hesitancy Discussion
Experienced pediatric ID doctors and an advocacy group are working together to put this event together. The goal is to instruct medical students on how to deal with parents and patients who are wary of vaccinations. It also offers advice on what details to give these patients to properly educate them on the subject.

Host a Game Night!
Create a quiz competition as an entertaining way to get studying in. A game night helps students succeed in their coursework while raising awareness for your ID student interest group.

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