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Program Highlights

The training program is intended to prepare Fellows for leadership positions in all areas of public health microbiology and clinical microbiology. Our Fellows can obtain positions in public health laboratories, clinical microbiology laboratories (community, academic, and commercial laboratories), and industry.

Training is intended to fulfill the American Society for Microbiology’s ‘Essentials and Guidelines of an Accredited Postgraduate Fellowship Program in Medical and Public Health Laboratory Microbiology’ as recommended by the Committee on Postgraduate Educational Programs (CPEP).

Experience is gained through laboratory bench training and experience, clinical
consultations and conferences, on-call scheduling and hospital rounds, research seminars, training workshops, mandatory and optional courses, self-instructional materials, contemporary and historical reference materials, and involvement in laboratory management.

Following the Fellowship, each trainee should be familiar with:

  • Bacteriology
  • Antimicrobial susceptibility testing
  • Mycology
  • Mycobacteriology
  • Virology
  • Parasitology
  • Fundamentals of infectious diseases and pathogenesis
  • Public health microbiology
  • Epidemiology and hospital infection prevention and control
  • Laboratory ethics, management, and safety
  • Molecular diagnostics
  • Immunology and serology
  • Research and teaching methodologies

Routine clinical consultation related to microbiology and infectious diseases emphasizes laboratory diagnostic practice and clinical experience, and provides abundant opportunities for Fellows to gain experience correlating clinical and laboratory information. Abundant diagnostic materials enhance a diverse training experience.