FELLOWSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM IN
MEDICAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY MICROBIOLOGY
Associate Director: Jonathan Schmitz
The Fellowship Training Program in Medical and Public Health Laboratory Microbiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center provides broad post-doctoral education in the clinical laboratory diagnosis, management, and prevention of infectious diseases, leading to eligibility for certification by the American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM). The two-year program is administered through the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology and Office of Graduate Medical Education. Graduates will have acquired the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to competently practice clinical microbiology.
Training conducted in both modular and continuous formats that integrate knowledge and experience in:
Scientific and technical bases of microorganism identification
Clinical infectious diseases
Infection control and prevention
Public health microbiology
Clinical microbiology expertise further developed through:
Participation in clinical and research conferences
Direct mentoring by program faculty
Progressive increases in responsibility
Fellows establish scholarship in the field through approximately six months of research.
Applications for a position that will begin July 1, 2018 will be accepted starting on October 1, 2016
Qualified applicants will hold an earned doctoral degree (MD, PhD, or equivalent) with graduate education in microbiology or other discipline relevant to the training program.
Persons interested in fellowship training are encouraged to visit the CPEP (ASM) web site for application information