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Fellowship Program

Description

Temple University offers a two-year, comprehensive Infectious Diseases fellowship led by award-winning physician educators and scholars.  We employ extensive bedside and didactic teaching in all areas of Infectious Disease.  Also, Temple is a major solid organ transplant center, performing more lung transplants in 2017 than any other institution in the United States.  There is a focus on this immune compromised population, as well as antibiotic stewardship, HIV, and general infectious diseases.  Our fellowship has a scholarly activity requirement, and our fellows are frequent recipients of Temple-wide fellow research prize at the annual Sol Sherry Research conference.  Additionally, we offer the opportunity to take graduate level classes at Temple University during fellowship.  Temple is the only institution in the country to have a Masters in Urban Bioethics, located at the Health Science campus.  Our fellows are eligible to take these courses as well.      

First year

  • 6 months of Temple General Infectious Diseases inpatient consult service
  • 2 months of Transplant Infectious Diseases inpatient consult service
  • 2 weeks of Microbiology
  • 3.5 months of research, conferences and outpatient clinics

Second year

  • 2 months of Temple General Infectious Diseases inpatient consult service
  • 1 month of Fox Chase Cancer Center and Jeanes BMT
  • 6 weeks of Transplant Infectious Diseases inpatient consult service
  • 1 month of TB clinic at the Philadelphia Health Department (2 afternoons/wk)
  • 7 months of research, conferences and outpatient clinics

Clinics

  • ½ day HIV continuity clinic for all fellows (Monday and Thursday AM) - Drs. Bettiker and Samuel
  • 1 half day travel clinic covered by off service fellows (Friday AM) - All faculty
  • 3 half-day infectious diseases clinics covered by off service fellows (Wednesday am and PM; Thursday PM) - All faculty

Conferences

Summer series by faculty covering basic ID principles - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday @ noon

Monday

  • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM - Antibiotic lecture by senior fellow

Tuesday

  • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM - HIV review
  • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM  - Follow-up rounds or student presentation

Wednesday

  • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM - Dr. Mueller-antibiotic stewardship
  • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM - Journal Club/M &M/Fellow lecture/Microbiology Lecture

Thursday

  • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM - Antibiotic lecture by senior fellow
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Research or infection control meeting

Friday

  • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM - Board Review
  • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM - Management Conference