Scholarly Activity during ID Fellowship

Year One

Three months of the first year are not assigned to clinical rotations. These non-scheduled weeks are for study, grand rounds preparation, and to explore with the Career Navigator and Program Leadership what are the fellow’s scholarly interests. Then the fellow meets with possible faculty mentors and develops a project. Under faculty members’ mentorship, we anticipate that by the end of year 1 a project has been selected/proposed.

Scholarly work can include ID-related quality improvement projects, Antimicrobial Stewardship projects or research initiatives, Health Services of Hospital Epi research, Clin Micro projects, clinical reviews/case series, bench research or clinical research. (See Section on Opportunities in Research/Scholarly Projects).

Year Two

Approximately four months of the year are dedicated to clinical rotations.  Thus, the second year of fellowship allows for significant time to execute a scholarly project(s). A mentor will guide the project, and a research committee or co-mentor selected from other faculty members will provide additional guidance as needed. Results of the fellows’ work will be presented during the ID Faculty and Fellows’ Conference toward the end of year 2. We encourage fellows to present their work at ID Week or through peer-reviewed publications.

Year Three/Four

A third (and often a fourth) year of advanced fellowship training is available for those who plan a career in academics and are engaged in a fruitful research project during clinical fellowship (see Fellowship Tracks). Building on productive scholarly work initiated during Year 2, the majority of Year 3 and 4 are dedicated to research/scholarly work and possibly course work. (See Advanced Fellowships/Training Section).