Training Summary by Year
In the first year of training, fellows are invited to participate in the Postdoctoral Research Training Program held at the University of Michigan. The program is designed to assist fellows in their development of research skills while they continue work on their chosen research project. In the first year of training, fellows attend a weekly outpatient clinic on site, see patients on the PID consultation service, and attend clinical ID conferences. During this year, the fellow also begins to work on his or her research project and begins to write a grant application.
In the second year of training, fellows begin the year by writing grant proposals to obtain funding for the remainder of their training. During the second year of training, the weekly clinic activity is maintained, and clinical rotations are incorporated into the fellows' schedule. The intensity of independence is increased as fellows prepare to take on leadership duties in their third year of training.
During the third year of training, the fellow finishes his or her chosen research project. Inpatient rotations on clinical services and clinic activities are also continued. The third year fellow will also assume leadership duties that include scheduling and coordinating the clinic schedules for all trainees in the program.