Fellowship Training Program
The Infectious Disease Training Program at
We offer a comprehensive clinical experience with a diverse patient population. We have unique clinical and research training in four areas of concentration:
- HIV and Hepatitis C – Boston Medical Center serves one of the largest populations of HIV- and HCV-infected patients in Massachusetts, and our faculty manages cohorts in Brazil, Uganda, India, and Eastern Europe, with special focus on HIV-TB co-infection, illicit substance use, and alcoholism. Our trainees have unique opportunities to investigate the epidemiology, outcomes, immunology, and virology of both HIV and HCV infections.
- Hospital Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Stewardship –In collaboration with the Boston VA health care system, fellows are prepared for a career in academic hospital epidemiology. We incorporate practical hands-on training while providing mentorship and resources towards focused academic research. Our faculty are recognized leaders in the field. There is the possibility of a fully funded third year for qualified applicants on this track.
- Global Health and Tuberculosis – trainees will have the opportunity to work with faculty who have longstanding international research studies in active field sites in Africa, Asia, and South America. Many of our faculty also have joint appointments in the Boston University Center for Global Health and Development, located at the Boston University School of Public Health. We offer trainees many options for international research on a range of diseases including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, pediatric pneumonia, meningitis, and neglected tropical diseases.
- Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology – trainees choosing this track will gain a solid academic background in infectious disease research with an emphasis on multidisciplinary approaches to understanding how bacterial pathogens interact with the innate immune system, and how this relates to the development of disease and the role of immunity in these processes. We have a strong cadre of nationally and internationally recognized investigators with expertise in these areas and there are additional research opportunities with faculty from clinical or graduate departments affiliated with the Section of Infectious Diseases, and from the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory (NEIDL).
We also offer dual training in Infectious Diseases and Addiction Medicine, the first program of its type in the U.S.
We look forward to telling you more about our program and the opportunities we offer for outstanding training in Infectious Diseases.