Our mission is to educate and train fellows to be outstanding physicians in the field of infectious diseases, with each graduate providing excellent care within the community as well as engaging with and contributing to the larger body of practice within our field.
Program Goals and Objectives:
The goals and objectives of our program will be in concordance with the ACGME core competencies. The fellows will be taught and expected:
1. To demonstrate sufficient and evolving knowledge in the diagnosis and management of the wide variety of infectious diseases.
2. To demonstrate competence in the care of patients including all aspects of the biopsychosocial model of care in the settings of academic and community practices.
3. To work alongside infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship professionals to apply evidence-based interventions toward the improvement and maintenance of health within our community.
4. To foster a spirit of scientific and academic inquiry through didactic experiences and the encouragement of research.
Our program and health system serve a diverse patient population from around the globe. Our program will strive for a bias-free selection of fellows regardless of their race, sexual orientation, nationality, or religion. The program will recruit and select a diverse group of fellows with the aim of mirroring our community to ensure we provide excellent, culturally sensitive care and patient comfort. Our program will thus aim to recruit and select fellows, who, much like our patients,
come from a variety of cultural and economic backgrounds. Our goal is to train excellent infectious disease physicians from groups who are underrepresented in medicine. To aid in retention, the program aims to recruit fellows who are interested in caring for patients in a diverse and underserved community, and who seek to provide care in a public institution.
The fellowship program is committed to fostering an inclusive community of trainees, faculty and staff. The community that the program serves is very diverse, and the program will ensure that we will aim for proper representation of our patients through our staff. A core component to a supportive diverse environment is cultural competency and education (provided mainly in the form of grand rounds, annual online training and seminars which will include topics such as
racial/ethnic/gender bias, diversity and inclusion, and social determinants of health). Lincoln Medical Center abides by the Equal Employment Opportunity law and thus requires bias-free selection of faculty, administrative staff, trainees, and other personnel. Our faculty, trainees, and staff are expected to demonstrate competence in respect and responsiveness to our diverse patient and staff population.
Applicants must have completed an ACGME accredited program in Internal Medicine. Starting in summer 2023 we will use the Electronic Residency Application service (ERAS) and the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). The program will accept one (1) fellow each year to make a total of two (2).
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Program Coordinator:
Ms. Ana Pena