The goals of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Infectious Disease Fellowship are to provide comprehensive training in the principles and practice of infectious diseases and to prepare our fellows for academic careers in clinical practice, research, medical education, and public health. The mandatory two-year program offers extremely diverse training opportunities in general infectious diseases, emerging infectious diseases, HIV, hospital epidemiology, infection prevention and control, infections in immigrant health, microbiology, transplant infectious diseases, and viral hepatitis.
Additionally, a structured research program provides mentored research training tailored to each fellow’s specific interests. Our program is able to provide fellows with opportunities across the continuum of basic science, translational and clinical research. Research opportunities within the Mount Sinai Health System continue to evolve and expand with increasing collaborations with other Departments and Divisions and the Infectious Diseases Clinical Translational Research Center (CTRC), COVID Clinical Trial Unit and the Institute of Advanced Medicine (IAM). Fellows interested in transplant infectious disease also have the option to participate in our Transplant Infectious Disease Track during the second year of fellowship. This track provides fellows with more extensive and focused clinical and research experiences in transplant infectious diseases.
To achieve our goal of developing future academic leaders in our field, we encourage additional years of research training and can offer complementary training programs in clinical research and public health.