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. Learn more about our program and overall training emphases, under the guidance of our talented and dedicated faculty:
Experiences will include inpatient consultations and a weekly half-day outpatient clinic (maintained continuously through the fellowship). Outpatient clinical care includes management of HIV as well as care of patients on outpatient parenteral antimicrobials (from all medical and surgical disciplines).
Each fellow will also gain experience managing patients with mycobacterial diseases, fungal infections, pre/post-transplantation patients, immunocompromised patients and a variety of outpatient referrals for other complicated infections.
Research experience is required and encouraged in conjunction with our faculty, basic scientists or clinical microbiologists/pharmacists from the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology or 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.
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.
In summary, our aims are to:
- Prioritize a selection of diverse individuals with outstanding communications skills, a strong aptitude, an empathic personality and in innate scientific curiosity
- Provide a comprehensive, diversified practice training environment to ensure graduates are equipped to manage a broad range of infectious diseases in a variety of settings
- Provide an educational framework in which fellows gain competency in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of a broad range of infectious diseases and are prepared for successful completion of the American Board of Internal Medicine ID Certifying exam
- Develop personal life-long learning skills, including systemized assessment of patient care practices and improvement in practice based on scientific evidence
- Provide an environment of scholarship through critical review of medical literature, research, and dissemination of scholarly work
- Create a learning and working environment with a culture of respect and accountability for physician well-being that promotes self-care and empathy towards other members of the health system team and maintains a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment that nurtures the growth and development of our fellows, faculty and staff