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Program Coordinator, Infectious Disease Fellowship Program
Sandy Acosta
Phone: 305-585-5215
Fax: 305-585-8137
E-mail: sxa1268@med.miami.edu

Application Information

Eligibility:
We participate in the National Resident Matching Program. All of our positions are filled through the NRMP. We do not offer out-of-match positions.

How to Apply:
Applications are accepted via the Electronic Residency Application System.

Deadline:
Applications are accepted from July to October. Interviews are conducted from the first week in September to the last week in October.

Call Schedule

No call schedule is required. Fellows take call from home.

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

900 N.W. 17th Street

Miami, FL 33136

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Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

1201 N.W. 16th Street

Miami, FL 33125

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Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

1475 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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UHealth Tower

1400 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
All applicants must successfully complete United States Medical Licensing Examination Steps 1, 2 and 3 prior to the start of the program.

Postgraduate Training:
There is postgraduate training required in the form of a successfully completed ACGME-accredited program in internal medicine (from a Liaison Committee on Medical Education-accredited medical school, if completed in the United States or Canada, or an American Osteopathic Association-accredited medical school).

Visas

The J1-Visa: Alien Physician Program, sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, is the standard visa for residents/fellows who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For specific program eligibility/qualifications or additional information, please contact:

Lourdes Boet
Hospital Services Supervisor
Physician Services Department

Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Ave. Suite ET-1004
Miami, FL 33136-1096
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: LBoet@jhsmiami.org

Infectious Disease Fellowship Program

Mission & Vision

Our program’s mission is to train future leaders in the field of modern infectious disease while conducting research to improve and advance the specialty. We do this with the goal of providing high-quality, cutting-edge care with an emphasis in underserved, multicultural and special populations.

Mission & Vision

Our program’s mission is to train future leaders in the field of modern infectious disease while conducting research to improve and advance the specialty. We do this with the goal of providing high-quality, cutting-edge care with an emphasis in underserved, multicultural and special populations.

Director’s Welcome

Welcome to our Infectious Disease Fellowship Program and thank you for your interest in who we are and what we do! Infectious Disease is one of the most exciting fields in medicine. The University of Miami/Jackson Health System Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program is a two-year, ACGME-accredited, post-graduate training program with training sites at Jackson Memorial Hospital, UHealth Tower, a University of Miami Hospital and Clinics Facility, Miami Transplant Institute and the Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. These facilities provide diverse training environments, including 3,000+ combined inpatient beds, a plethora of outpatient settings and exposure to academic, private and public approaches to medical care.

Director’s Welcome

Welcome to our Infectious Disease Fellowship Program and thank you for your interest in who we are and what we do! Infectious Disease is one of the most exciting fields in medicine. The University of Miami/Jackson Health System Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program is a two-year, ACGME-accredited, post-graduate training program with training sites at Jackson Memorial Hospital, UHealth Tower, a University of Miami Hospital and Clinics Facility, Miami Transplant Institute and the Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. These facilities provide diverse training environments, including 3,000+ combined inpatient beds, a plethora of outpatient settings and exposure to academic, private and public approaches to medical care.

Our fellowship program includes large academic centers in an urban area that provide care to a multicultural population composed in large part of immigrants from Latin America and the Caribbean. Special populations served include: persons with HIV; persons at high risk of sexually transmitted infections including HIV and viral hepatitis; military veterans and solid and liquid transplant candidates and recipients.

Infectious Disease fellows have the option to identify different subspecialized tracks within their two-year training that will broaden their career opportunities. Opportunities to develop specialization tracks include: antimicrobial stewardship; HIV medicine; infection control and hospital epidemiology; transplant infectious disease and tropical medicine, among others.

Our division provides fellows with a truly unique and global experience serving as a solid base for a successful career. We thank you for your interest in our Infectious Disease Fellowship Program and look forward to showing you more of who we are and what we do!

-Paola Lichtenberger, MD

Description

Our division provides fellows with a truly unique and global experience serving as a solid base for a successful career. We thank you for your interest in our Infectious Disease Fellowship Program and look forward to showing you more of who we are and what we do!

-Paola Lichtenberger, MD

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Fellows per Year?

5

Duration of Fellowship?

2 years

Program Highlights

100% infectious disease board pass rate

3,000+ inpatient beds across 4 facilities

Specialization tracks available in 2nd year

Clinical Experience

The Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program consists of two years of combined clinical, research and educational experiences.

Year 1

During year one, the Infectious Disease fellow will rotate through three general ID consultation services for an average of two to three months on each service. The idea is that fellows have a broad clinical experience in the area of general infectious disease in three different settings: a large public academic hospital (Jackson Memorial Hospital), a private academic hospital (UHealth Tower/University of Miami Hospital and Clinics Facility) and a federal hospital (Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center). Fellows will also rotate in microbiology, clinics and research electives.

Year 2

During year two, fellows can choose to pursue a specialization track. All second-year fellows will have two months of clinical consultation service in the transplant and immunosuppressed units, two-month rotation as a teaching fellow, two months of infection control and antimicrobial stewardship rotation and six months of research/electives. Fellows who decide on a specialization track (including antimicrobial stewardship; HIV medicine; infection control and hospital epidemiology; transplant infectious disease and tropical medicine, among others) will have clinics, electives, meetings and research mentors all related to the topic they choose.

During the second year of training, fellows have special training courses in antimicrobial stewardship (Infectious Diseases Society of America course); infection control (Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America course); sexually transmitted diseases (Boston Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention course) and the opportunity to assist at the annual IDWeek Conference.

Fellows are eligible for infectious disease boards after two years of training. Fellows can apply for a third year in transplant infectious disease, available in our institution (application is separate from general infectious disease). Fellows in the HIV track can apply for a third translational research year depending on the research funding opportunities, as discussed/worked out with mentors.

Clinics

The HIV outpatient continuity care experience takes place during all years of fellowship at Jackson Memorial Hospital HIV clinics and the VA Medical Center HIV Clinic. Non-HIV outpatient training occurs during the second year of fellowship at the ID fellow’s clinic at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Other accessible facilities include: Miami Transplant Institute clinics; UHealth Tower clinics (travel medicine clinic); Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center clinics (immunocompromised infectious disease clinic); VA Medical Center (allergy and immunology clinic; HIV/TB, HIV/Hepatitis virus coinfection clinics; HPV and anoscopy clinic and wound care clinics); HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis clinic and IDEA exchange for needle exchange program mobile unit.
Throughout the entire fellowship, trainees will attend the following weekly educational conferences:
Journal Club: An educational conference during which prominent articles from the recent ID literature are presented and discussed.

Monthly Tropical Medicine Teleconference: Challenging tropical medicine cases are discussed by attendings from different countries. The conference is attended by ID physicians from Miami, Peru and Spain.

Transplant Meetings: A monthly case presentation and journal club are dedicated specifically to transplant and immunosuppressed hosts.

Weekly Infectious Disease Case Conference: A teaching conference with the purpose of discussing challenging ID cases.

Weekly Seminars: A longitudinal educational board review curriculum.

The fellow also has the opportunity to attend the Center for AIDS Research and Clinical and Translational Science Institute weekly educational lectures and can pursue several electives, including international tropical medicine; ocular infections; pediatric ID; tuberculosis ID; wound care and penicillin skin testing.

Fellows are expected to participate in scholarly activities and quality improvement projects throughout their training. Fellows can choose one or multiple research mentors that will longitudinally guide them throughout their experience. Abstract submission for poster presentations at national meetings and manuscript submissions are also encouraged.

Your Faculty

Maria Alcaide, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine
Director, Center for AIDS Research Clinical Core and Infectious Disease Research Unit
Leader, Center for AIDS Research and Clinical and Translational Science Institute Mentoring Programs

Shweta Anjan, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine

Gio Baracco, MD
Professor, Medicine
Unit Chief, Infectious Disease Section, Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Cente

Jose Camargo, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine

Jose Castro, MD
Professor, Medicine

Gordon Dickinson, MD
Professor, Medicine

Susanne Doblecki-Lewis, MD
Clinical Director, Division of Infectious Disease
Associate Professor, Medicine

Jose Gonzalez, MD
Associate Director, Infectious Disease Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor, Medicine
Vice-Chair, Clinical Affairs

Paola Lichtenberger, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine
Director, Infectious Disease Fellowship Program

Michele Morris, MD
Director, Infectious Disease Transplant and Immunosuppressed Unit
Professor, Medicine

Yochiro Natori, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine

David Serota, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine