Fellowship Program in Infectious Diseases
Our fellowship is a two-year program with an emphasis on training in clinical infectious diseases. A third year of training in research techniques is made available in exceptional cases for fellows preparing to accept a faculty position. Candidates must be Internal Medicine board eligible or ABIM certified.
With talented and dedicated faculty eager to provide instruction, guidance and training, we believe that you will find us to be an excellent program. Our training encompasses the following emphases:
- CLINICAL: Your experiences will include inpatient consultations, home health-care management from all medical and surgical disciplines and outpatient management via a weekly half-day clinic (maintained continuously through the fellowship). Each fellow will follow a panel of HIV patients, besides managing patients with mycobacterial diseases or fungal infections, pre-transplantation patients and a variety of outpatient referrals for complicated infections.
- RESEARCH: Research experience is required and encouraged in conjunction with our faculty, basic scientists or clinical microbiologists from the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology or research faculty in the Department of Pharmacy. We have several research project partnerships with colleagues in the Gastroenterology, Pulmonary/Critical Care and Cardiology divisions; partnering with our surgical colleagues provides additional opportunities.We also encourage our fellows to gain clinical trials experience by participating in ongoing studies of antimicrobials and vaccinations.
- TEACHING: Fellows are expected to participate in educating medical students, interns and residents rotating through the infectious diseases service. We believe that professionalism, ethical standards and humanistic qualities are paramount to the successful practice of medicine, and our faculty subscribes to the "lead by example" philosophy.
We look forward to working with you and helping you graduate as a competent, confident and compassionate physician who will be a lifelong learner and a dedicated teacher for the next generation, ready to solve new problems and disseminate information for others to study and emulate.
Jan 09, 2012