The New Jersey Medical School Infectious Diseases fellowship program was established in 1970. Its greatest strength is the diversity of clinical training and research experiences. Over 90 graduates have completed the program, and have gone on to practice nationally and internationally, including in academic and leadership positions.
Training broadly reflects all aspects of Infectious Diseases including HIV infection, viral hepatitis, infections in transplant and cancer patients, neurological and orthopedic infections, eye infections, and traveler’s infections, as well as microbiology and diagnostic infectious diseases, infection control and antimicrobial stewardship. The clinical experiences at the three participating training sites – University Hospital, Hackensack University Medical Center and the VA Medical Center, are strongly complementary. Fellows have many opportunities to learn, to teach, and to develop leadership skills. The Infectious Diseases conference schedule includes weekly Infectious Diseases Case Conference (Grand Rounds), core curriculum didactic sessions, journal club, and research lectures.
Research activities are offered at each of the clinical training sites. The research component of the program has been further strengthened through recruitment of new faculty and growth of the Ruy V. Lourenco Center for the Study of Emerging and Re-emerging Pathogens and the Public Health Research Institute at the International Center of Public Health at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, which is located just two blocks from University Hospital. Outstanding opportunities for fellow training in basic, translational and clinical research are available. All fellows are expected to develop a research project during their fellowship and present their findings at regional and national conferences and to publish in peer-reviewed journals.