First Year

During the first year, the trainee will have an in-depth education in clinical infectious diseases supplemented by infection control, hospital epidemiology, and hospital anti-infective formulary management.

During the month of September the training will be spent in the Clinical Microbiology / Immunology Laboratory. The month of January will be an Outpatient Rotation which includes Hospital Epidemiology. The month of April will be a Laboratory Research Elective in preparation for the 2nd year research program. The remaining nine months of the first year will be spent on the clinical infectious consultative service, Inpatient Rotation, working with the seven attendings on a rotating basis. The trainee will participate in the weekly conferences and a core curriculum of ID Lectures throughout the year. The trainee will also spend a half day a week at the outpatient clinic.

Second Year

The second year will be dedicated to research. The structure of the year will be based on the goals of the Fellow. Research areas may be clinical (nosocomial infections, HIV epidemiology, pharmaceutical studies, HIV/AIDS, among others); clinical laboratory microbiology /immunology, or basic science research. During this year, the trainee can elect to have additional month-long rotations in hospital infection control and clinical epidemiology, study public health and epidemiology with the Vermont Department of Health, take a month or more rotation in clinical pediatric infectious diseases, or participate in the rural HIV satellite clinic project. The Fellow will spend 1 full day per week in the outpatient clinic. The trainee will participate in the I.D. conferences, Journal club, clinical case conference, I.D. core curriculum of lectures, and research conference.