Goals and Objectives
The goals of the infectious diseases fellowship training program are to provide in-depth training and experience in:
- general infectious diseases
- infectious diseases involving infants, children and the elderly
- infections in the compromised host including those with HIV/AIDS, solid organ transplants and stem cell recipients
- specific infections including sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and tropical diseases.
This training is augmented with additional training in medical microbiology, hospital epidemiology, pharmacology and antimicrobial stewardship, clinical immunology, and international medicine. A formal core curriculum has been structured to achieve these goals with specific objectives defined for each rotation. Approximately 25 percent of the fellowship experience is devoted to the design and conduct of scientific investigational studies.
Graduates from our program have successfully made the transition to private practice, full-time hospital-based teaching positions, university appointments, and governmental/public health positions (CDC, FDA, military medicine).