Envisioned as the lead center for infectious diseases in the country, the training program aims to produce subspecialists highly competent in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of infectious and tropical diseases. The strength of the training program includes exposure to case management and preparedness for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, infection control, in-and outpatient management of patients with HIV/AIDS being the largest treatment  hub in the country, and exposure to national reference laboratories among others. The training program is also fully accredited by the Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (PSMID).

As of March 2019, RITM has produced fifteen (15) graduates now distributed throughout the country, each providing significant contributions in their areas of practice. The trainees are supervised by esteemed infectious diseases consultants, all of whom are Fellows of the Philippine Society of the Philippines College of Physicians (PCP) and PSMID, In order to provide more clinical experience for the fellows, affiliation agreements have been put in place with the National Kidney and Transplant Institute, Philippine Heart Center, Philippine General Hospital, Makati Medical Center and Sendai Medical Center in Tohoku, Japan.

Every year, three(3) fellows-in-training are accepted to the program. The deadline for applications is usually in the end of February of the same year. Successful applicants are accepted into the program after passing a written examination, an interview and screening by the Medical Department under the Clinical Research Division. Fellowship officially begins every 1st of june yearly.

Number of Days:
2 years

Target Professions
Diplomates of the Philippine College of Physicians who are graduates of PCP-accredited program in Internal medicine

Important Dates:
Deadline of submission of requirements: February 28, 2020
Entrance examination and interview: March 13, 2020
Start of pre-fellowship: April 6, 2020
Start of fellowship: June 1, 2020

Unit conducting the training
Clinical Research Division – Medical Department


Contact Number
(02) 807-2631/32/37 loc. 801
Telefax (02) 807-9603