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Program Tracks

Clinician Educator Track (2 years)

Overview
The Clinician Educator Track provides training to fellows interested in pursuing a career with a clinical, education, and/or leadership focus (more so than research).  The first year of this fellowship track is very similar in structure to that of fellows in the physician scientist (research) track and consists primarily of inpatient consult rotations at our various training sites.  The second year of the fellowship is individualized based on the fellow's Area of Emphasis and career goals, and includes a combination of clinical rotations, coursework, and protected time for scholarly projects.  Potential Areas of Emphasis within the Clinician Educator Track include:
·      Antimicrobial Stewardship
·      General Infectious Diseases
·      HIV Medicine
·      Infection Prevention and Hospital Epidemiology
·      Medical Education
·      Transplant ID (solid organ and bone marrow transplant)

 
Year 1 Clinician Educator Sample Schedule

General IDHillcrest8 weeks
Jacobs8 weeks
San Diego VA12 weeks
HIV Medicine 6-8 weeks
Oncologic ID 6-8 weeks
Solid Organ Transplant ID 4 weeks
Microbiology Lab 2 weeks
ID Outpatient Clinic ½ day weekly
Vacation/CME 4 weeks

 

Year 2 Clinician Educator Sample Schedule

Area of EmphasisRotations, Clinic, Scholarship
HIV Medicine·       4 months of inpatient HIV Medicine 
·       1 month of another inpatient ID service 
·       6 months of scholarly project 
·       Weekly HIV continuity clinic 
·       4 weeks of vacation/CME
Transplant ID ·       3 months of SOT ID 
·       3 months of Onc ID 
·       5 months of weekly SOT/Onc ID clinic 
·       5 months of scholarly project 
·       Weekly HIV continuity clinic 
·       4 weeks of vacation/CME 
Antimicrobial Stewardship / IPCE ·       1 months of General ID 
·       1 month of SOT 
·       1 month of Onc ID 
·       1 month of HIV Medicine 
·       7 months of scholarly project 
·       7 months of weekly ID clinic 
·       Weekly of HIV continuity clinic 
·       4 weeks of vacation/CME 

 


 
Physician Scientist/Research Track (3 years)

Overview
Diagram    Description automatically generatedThe Physical Scientist (Research) Track provides training for fellows interested in pursuing a research career (including basic, translational, clinical, epidemiology, and/or global health research).  The first year of this fellowship track is very similar to the first year of the Clinician Educator Track and consists primarily of inpatient consult rotations at our various training sites.  During the second and third years, fellows spend the majority of their time (~80%) working with a mentor on a research project.  Fellows are supported by one of two T32 training grants (the HOPE T32 or the CARING T32).   

The "HIV and Other PandEmics" (HOPE) T32 training grant is led by Dr. Scott Letendre, Dr. Sara Gianella, and Dr. John Guatelli.  Priority areas of research for the HOPE training grant include:
·      Reducing HIV incidence
·      Next-generation HIV therapies (including cure)
·      HIV-associated comorbidities, co-infections, and complications
·      Health disparities
·      COVID-19
·      Other pandemics

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The "Combating Antibiotic Resistance into the Next Generation" (CARING) T32 training grant is led by Dr. Victor Nizet, Dr. Davey Smith, and Dr. George Liu.  Priority areas of research for the CARING training grant include:
·       Deciphering microbial virulence
·       Host defense and vaccinology
·       New therapeutic discovery
·       Microbiome science
·       Systems biology and engineering
·       Clinical microbiology and therapeutics


 
Year 1 Physician Scientist (Research) Sample Schedule

General IDHillcrest8 weeks
Jacobs8 weeks
San Diego VA12 weeks
HIV Medicine 6-8 weeks
Oncologic ID 6-8 weeks
Solid Organ Transplant ID 4 weeks
Microbiology Lab 2 weeks
ID Outpatient Clinic ½ day weekly
Vacation/CME 4 weeks

 
Year 2 Physician Scientist (Research) Sample Schedule

Research42 weeks
Inpatient ID consult rotations6 weeks
HIV continuity clinic½ day weekly
Vacation/CME4 weeks

 
Year 3 Physician Scientist (Research) Sample Schedule

Research44 weeks
Inpatient ID consult rotations4 weeks
HIV continuity clinic½ day weekly
Vacation/CME4 weeks

 

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