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Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology

FELLOWSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM IN 

MEDICAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY MICROBIOLOGY 

 

Program Director: James Chappell
jim.chappell@vanderbilt.edu


Associate Director: Carol Rauch
carol.a.rauch@vanderbilt.edu 

Associate Director: Charles Stratton
charles.stratton@vanderbilt.edu 

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. 

Program Description:

 Training conducted in both modular and continuous formats that integrate knowledge and experience in:

Scientific and technical bases of microorganism identification

Laboratory consultation

Clinical infectious diseases

Infection control and prevention

Epidemiology

Public health microbiology

Immunology

Laboratory management

Teaching 

Clinical microbiology expertise further developed through: 

Didactic instruction

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.  

Application Procedure:  

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
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