The Department of Laboratory Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center offers a two-year Clinical Microbiology Fellowship. This fellowship offers training for doctoral-level scientists interested in acquiring knowledge and skills necessary to direct a clinical microbiology laboratory. The fellowship will provide both general training in clinical microbiology as well as specialized training for diagnostic microbiology in immunocompromised patients. The fellow will obtain training in all subspecialties of clinical microbiology and develop knowledge of both conventional and molecular diagnostic methods for identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of bacteria, mycobacteria, fungi, and rapid detection of viruses and parasites. Additionally, the fellow will develop skills in laboratory management, clinical consultation related to microbiology and infectious diseases and interpretation, and clinical correlation of laboratory data. A strong emphasis is also placed on laboratory research, diagnostic assays development, and outcome studies in immunocompromised patients.
The fellow’s training will occur at the main campus of MSK, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. MSK encompasses Memorial Hospital, a 434-bed tertiary care teaching hospital founded in 1884; Sloan Kettering Institute for research, dedicated in 1948; and multiple outpatient practices in Manhattan and at regional sites on Long Island and in Westchester and New Jersey. In order to enhance the fellow’s training and provide a greater mix of clinical microbiology cases, the fellow will also rotate in the clinical microbiology laboratories of New York University Langone Medical Center/Belleview Hospital Center.
The fellow’s public health rotation will take place at the New York City Department of Health (DOH) Public Health Laboratory (PHL). The NYC DOH PHL, established in 1892, is one of the oldest PHL in the world, with a rich history and experience of dealing with issues of public health importance. The NYC DOH PHL is located in lower Manhattan within a few blocks of the microbiology laboratory at MSK.
July 1, 2016
February 1, 2015
Doctoral degree, PhD, MD, ScD, DO, DrPH in biomedical sciences or related field
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How to Apply
Initial application for the fellowship program is made through the American Society for Microbiology website. Additional inquiry may be directed to the contact information below.