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Third Year Fellowship Opportunities

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Fellows have the option for a third year of fellowship to pursue research or other dedicated area of clinical infectious diseases. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Chicago Prevention and Intervention Epicenter program funds one research fellowship each year in the area of healthcare epidemiology, antibiotic resistance, or antibiotic stewardship. Through the CDC Prevention Epicenter program, fellows have successfully presented at national conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals. Other opportunities for third year fellowship may depend on dedicated clinical or research interests, with prior fellows embarking on global health experience, HIV research, microbiology, and transplant infectious diseases. Fellows who are interested in further didactics may also enroll in the RUMC Master of Science in Clinical Research, a 2-year program which combines course work with mentored research that culminates in a master’s thesis. Fellows often begin the program during their second year of clinical training and partial tuition coverage is offered by the RUMC Continuing Medical Education and Linking Education and Performance (LEAP) program.