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The Program trains four graduates of A.B.I.M. accredited medical residency programs.  There are two trainees at each PGY4 and PGY5 levels.


  1. Thirteen months of inpatient consultations (9 ½ months during the first year) on a highly active service that performs 90-100 consultations per month on all hospital services and responds to varied distribution of diseases among highly ethnically diverse populations.  Five attending physicians rotate on consultation service every two weeks and perform daily rounds with Infectious Disease Fellows and rotating residents and medical students.
  2. Five months of active participation on the inpatient multi-disciplinary Antibiotic Stewardship Program (ASP)—an active service overseeing selected antibiotic utilization at NYHQ based on clinical, microbiologic, and pharmacologic data and principles.  Infectious Disease (ID) residents evaluate and make appropriate interventions and implement facility-wide guidelines.  This rotation extends the inpatient consultation experience and supervision is performed by the coordinator of ASP, as well as one attending physician onsite. 
  3. Six months of active participation on the Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (infusion) unit including selection of suitable out- and inpatient candidates, aiding in transition of care, and selecting and managing outpatient antibiotic care.  Emphasis is placed on strong collaboration with multiple services including patients and/or designated family members, pharmacy, case management, microbiology, primary healthcare providers and other consultants.  Residents have exposure to insurance providers, pre-authorization process, and diagnostic and billing procedures appropriate for outpatient practice management.  Supervision is performed by one of two attending physicians.
  4. Twenty-four months continuity outpatient clinical experience in the Special Care Clinic, part of a NYS AIDS Institute Designated Center (ADC) delivering care to over 800 HIV-infected persons.  Residents are exposed to the spectrum of HIV infection, as well as obtaining experience in the management of co-morbid conditions seen in HIV-infected persons.  In addition, residents perform outpatient ID consultations and/or follow-ups.  Supervision is performed by one of three attending physicians.
  5. Seven months of dedicated research under the supervision of the Infectious Disease Research Director with mentorship by one or more of the attending physicians.  The productive clinical and basic science research centers on mechanisms, epidemiology and control of antibiotic resistance in bacterial pathogens and translation of laboratory antibiotic susceptibilities studies into practical clinical implementation.  In addition, the ADC is active in both HIV investigator-initiated, as well as pharmaceutical company novel antiretroviral agent studies.  A minimum of 3-4 peer-reviewed journal articles are published annually and include the responsible ID resident as a prominent author.
  6. A one-month rotation in transplant Infectious Diseases is conducted at New York Presbyterian Hospital—Columbia University Medical Center campus.
  7. Trainees have the opportunity to present their research at annual New York Hospital Queens Research Day and at the annual Infectious Disease Society of New York meetings.  In addition, trainees have the opportunity to attend and submit their research at annual international and/or national meetings, such as the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), etc.
  8. Engagement in research and successful submission for publication in peer-reviewed journals are emphasized throughout the two-year program and prepare the ID resident for a future of ongoing personal scholarship.
  9. Didactic component includes:


“The fellowship serves to promote enthusiasm of learning and scholarship of a life-long career in infectious diseases through a varied inpatient and outpatient clinical experience, coupled with a strong foundation in clinical investigation.”

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