Disease Fellows will spend more than one-half of their three-year
training pursuing research interests. Fellows will begin the
introduction to research in their first year with establishment of
a scholarship oversight committee and a biostatistics course.
The first-year fellow will be introduced to quality-based
infection prevention and control research as well as lab-based
microbiology research. Research interests will be identified and
appropriate mentorship will be established as the fellow
The emphasis in the second and third years will be to refine the
research project, obtain appropriate approval, funding and conduct
research. Fellows will be expected to disseminate their research
findings at local, regional, and national meetings to gain
important presentation skills and networking opportunities.
Fellows will develop their writing skills through manuscript
preparation of their research with submission to a peer-reviewed
journal. Fellows will also have opportunities for invited
manuscripts and book chapters to further their writing skills.
Additional master program opportunities are available in:
Alternative Training Track
Fellows who have an interest in Clinical Pharmacology and
Toxicology are offered a combined fellowship training program in
PID and Clinical Pharmacology over a four-year time frame. Clinical
service time will be pursued with both programs and research
efforts will be focused in common areas between the two
subspecialties. This program allows for complete PID and Clinical
Pharmacology training with board eligibility for both
subspecialties at training completion.