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Curriculum & Rotations

The training program curriculum meets all the requirements of the subspecialty board in infectious diseases of the American Board of Internal Medicine and includes in-depth clinical and laboratory experiences during two years of training. Fellows also participate in research activities concurrent with clinical involvement and are provided block time for their own projects.

Fellows are actively involved in the teaching of medical residents and medical students on the inpatient and consult services, and they provide continuing education programs for nursing and technical staff.

The two-year Maine Medical Center ID clinical track gives our fellows a well-balanced exposure to all aspects of clinical Infectious Disease, including inpatient and outpatient infectious disease, subspecialty ID clinics, antimicrobial stewardship, epidemiology, and a scholarly project related to their clinical interests. Fellows will attend general ID clinic and HIV clinic once per week throughout their training.

Year 1 will focus on clinical infectious disease with 8 months of inpatient service, one month of pediatric infectious disease, and time to work with the antimicrobial stewardship team and to start a scholarly project.

Year One:

8 months on inpatient ID service
1 month of pediatric ID
2 months of research
1 month of microbiology and ASP

Year 2 allows the fellow to broaden their knowledge of outpatient infectious disease and includes rotations in the tuberculosis clinic, the sexually transmitted disease clinic, the viral hepatitis clinic, and the transplant infection clinic. In addition, prior fellows have chosen to seek elective experiences in other settings, including international locations and for infectious diseases in cancer centers.

Year Two:

4 months on inpatient ID service
8 months outpatient clinics/scholarly projects/electives

The Healthcare Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (Epi-ASP) is designed to fully prepare Infectious Disease fellows who plan to enter a career in hospital epidemiology and to function effectively as part of a stewardship team.

This program will coincide with our two year Infectious Disease training program. Fellows will attend general ID clinic and HIV clinic once per week throughout their training.

Year 1 will focus on clinical infectious disease with 8 months of inpatient service but with an opportunity to start working the stewardship team and to start working on research project(s).

Year One:

8 months on inpatient ID service
1 month of pediatric ID
2 months of research
1 month of microbiology and ASP

Year 2 will heavily focus on the core material, and will include meeting attendance at monthly and twice monthly various Infection Prevention and ASP committee meetings, completion of the IDSA Core Antimicrobial Stewardship Curriculum, travel to the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Fellows’ Course in Healthcare Epidemiology, Infection Prevention, and Antimicrobial Stewardship, and completion of scholarly projects within these fields. There will also be hands on experience in both stewardship and epidemiology, working closely with our infectious disease pharmacists and physicians and Infection Control department.

Year Two:

July: SHEA Fellows’ Course
4 months on inpatient ID service
8 months research/ASP/Epi


Through collaboration with Maine Medical Center’s Addiction Medicine fellowship program, we are able to offer a two year training focus that coincides with our Infectious Disease fellowship program. The first year of the program offers clinical ID training while the second year gives the fellow an introduction to addiction medicine and allow them to decide whether they would like to apply for the one-year Addiction Medicine fellowship program. Fellows will attend general ID clinic and HIV clinic once per week throughout their training.

Year 1 will focus on clinical infectious disease with 8 months of inpatient service, one month of pediatric infectious disease, and time to work with the antimicrobial stewardship team and to start a scholarly project in the field of addiction medicine. Fellow have time to complete the Drug Abuse treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000) Waiver training to prescribe buprenorphine.

Year One:

8 months on inpatient ID service
1 month of pediatric ID
2 months of addiction medicine and outcomes research, Buprenorphine waiver training
1 month of microbiology and ASP 

Year 2 allows for more time to explore the field of Addiction Medicine and the Infectious Disease physician’s role in it. Fellows will participate in weekly didactics with the Addiction Medicine program, continue research projects in conjunction with a mentor training in ID and Addiction Medicine, and will apply to attend the Fellow Immersion Training program in Addiction Medicine.

Year Two:

4 months on inpatient ID service
8 months research/FIT training/ID and addiction didactics/viral hepatitis clinic