Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program
Michelle Iandiorio, MD
The goal of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center is to provide subspecialty training in infectious diseases to internists who will become board certified in infectious diseases and pursue productive careers in academic medicine, public health, clinical practice or industry. US applicants must be board eligible or certified in internal medicine by the time they enter the fellowship training program; those who are board eligible must become board certified in internal medicine during the first year of fellowship training. There are limited opportunities for highly qualified international trainees who have completed internal medicine training outside the US; these applicants will be considered within the constraints of the program and must meet the Visa status found in the application procedure information.
Two years of fellowship training are required for board certification in infectious diseases. Fellows who are interested in careers in clinical investigation or basic research should plan to continue their training after completion of the two year fellowship. Fellowship contracts are offered for one-year periods, and continuation of the contract is dependent on satisfactory performance. All fellows are assigned to an HIV/AIDS continuity clinic for 2 years.
Fellows are assigned to either the clinical or investigator track. Fellows should meet with Dr. Corey Tancik, the fellowship program director, and Dr. Sam Lee, the fellowship research director, before starting the fellowship or no later than a month of starting the fellowship in order to determine the training track and identify research mentors. Fellows should identify a graduate training committee, which must include at least one full-time member of the division and must be comprised of at least two faculty members from the School of Medicine.