Infectious Disease Fellowship Program
The Infectious Diseases (ID) Program at West Penn Allegheny Health System is a 2 year clinician track fellowship training period.
Positions: Two fellows per year (4 total)
Clinical Experience: Fellows will have immense opportunity to gain clinical experience in managing complex infectious diseases pathology. They will see patients at the Positive Health Clinic, a Ryan White funded HIV clinic that has over 750 patients. Allegheny General Hospital is a transplant center and the fellows will have experience in diagnosing and managing challenging conditions in this immunocompromised patient population.
Educational Activities: Fellows will have the opportunity to develop and promote interest and skills in academic pursuits. Through didactic lectures, journal clubs, case conferences and research meetings, the fellows will acquires skills necessary for critical analysis of the scientific literature and pursue clinical research. They will be expected to participate in research projects with the faculty members. Fellows will be encouraged to present research at academic meetings and publish research in peer-reviewed journals.
Fellows will also be responsible for supervising and teaching Internal Medicine residents and medical students on the clinical inpatient ID service. This will enhance their teaching skills and prepare them to be mentors and educators.