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Medical and Public Health Microbiology Fellowship

Next Available: July 2025

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center offers a 2-year Fellowship in Medical and Public Health Microbiology. The fellowship is accredited by the Committee on Postgraduate Educational Programs (CPEP) of the American Society of Microbiology. 

Fellows are eligible to take the American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM) certification exam upon completion of the fellowship.

The Fellowship is hosted at the UR Medicine Central Laboratory, a new state-of-the-art facility that is home to the Clinical Microbiology Laboratories (including Bacteriology, Virology, Mycology, Mycobacteriology, and Serology). Fellows will be trained on all aspects of the regular activities of these laboratories, providing a well-rounded educational experience.

Our Key Program Strengths

  • The goal of the Medical and Public Health Microbiology Fellowship is to provide comprehensive training in conventional and molecular diagnostic microbiology. 
  • We have two full-time board-certified faculty members.
  • The Central Laboratory provides full-service microbiology to numerous clients throughout Western NY, presenting fellows with an interesting and diverse array of cases. 
  • A strong emphasis is placed on clinical laboratory management.
  • Collaborative laboratory research is a key component of the program.
  • The Clinical Microbiology Laboratories offer a large test repertoire enabled by total lab automation and current diagnostic platforms. 
  • Involvement in the validation/verification of new diagnostic tests provides a strong background in the scientific, clinical, organizational, and regulatory aspects of test development and deployment.
  • Public health exposure is obtained by rotations at regional and state public health laboratories, and the URMC Center for Community Health & Prevention.

Our Fellowship By Numbers



~ 1.4 M

Testing Volume/Year

~ 605109

SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Tests/Year


Total Lab Automation

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