Scholarly Activity during ID Fellowship

Year One

Two to three months of the first year are not assigned to clinical rotations. Part of this time is vacation. During the remaining time, the fellow is expected to meet with faculty members within or outside the division to discuss possible scholarly projects. Under the faculty member’s mentorship, we anticipate that by the end of year 1 a project has been selected.

Scholarly work can include Quality Improvement projects, Antimicrobial Stewardship projects or research initiatives, Hospital Epi research, clinical research, bench research or coordination of new clinical initiatives.

Year Two                

Three to four months of the year are dedicated to consult work.  The second year of fellowship allows for significant time to develop and execute a scholarly project. A mentor will guide the project, and a research committee or co-mentor selected from other faculty members will provide additional guidance as needed. Work will be presented during the ID Research Conference toward the end of year 2.  

Year Three

A third year of fellowship is available for those who plan a career in academics and are engaged in a fruitful research project (see Fellowship Tracks). Building on productive scholarly work during Year 2, the majority of Year 3 will be dedicated to research/scholarly work and possible course work.