The Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is a multi-hospital training program based at The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital, as well as at other Alpert Medical School affiliated hospitals.
Clinical training is the focus of the first year, with inpatient consultation rotations at the hospitals. Scholarly research is a major focus in the second year of the fellowship, and additional research training opportunities are available following completion of the clinical infectious diseases fellowship.
Far-reaching clinical training
The spectrum of activities in clinical infectious diseases extends from evaluation of the patient with newly diagnosed HIV infection or an STD, to care of the ICU patient with nosocomial pneumonia, to management of complicated infections in the transplant patient.
The cornerstone of the fellowship program is exposure to the full array of infectious diseases in both the inpatient consultation service and in the busy outpatient ambulatory arena.
Faculty mentors are selected by the fellows to work with them on clinical and laboratory research projects and to provide training and guidance during the course of the study. The project gives the fellows in-depth knowledge in specific areas of infectious diseases which hopefully will yield worthwhile findings for presentation and publication. Fellows also complete a rotation in transplant infectious diseases at Rhode Island Hospital.
Teaching infectious diseases to interns, residents and medical students is an important facet of the fellows' training and this involves working with trainees on the consultation services and providing formal lectures to residents and medical students during the infectious disease elective.
Fellowship applications are being accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service at www.aamc.org/eras.
Completion of three years of residency in internal medicine is a prerequisite for the infectious disease fellowship.
For difficulties or to request additional information please contact our Program Coordinator, Elaine DiLorenzo at email@example.com or 401-793-4765.