Program Director: Charles Stratton, MD

Associate Director: Carol Rauch, MD, PhD, FCAP

Associate Director: Jonathan Schmitz, MD, PhD

The Fellowship Training Program in Medical and Public Health Laboratory Microbiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center provides broad post-doctoral education in the clinical laboratory diagnosis, management, and prevention of infectious diseases,leading to eligibility for certification by the American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM). The two-year program is administered through the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology and Office of Graduate Medical Education. Graduates will have acquired the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to competently practice clinical microbiology.

Program Description:

Training conducted in both modular and continuous formats that integrate knowledge and experience in:

  • Scientific and technical bases of microorganism identification
  • Laboratory consultation
  • Clinical infectious diseases
  • Infection control and prevention
  • Epidemiology
  • Public health microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Laboratory management
  • Teaching

Clinical microbiology expertise further developed through:

  • Didactic instruction
  • Participation in clinical and research conferences
  • Direct mentoring by program faculty
  • Progressive increases in responsibility 

Fellows establish scholarship in the field through approximately six months of research. 

Application Procedure:

Applications for a position that will begin July 1, 2020 will be accepted starting October 1, 2018 through December 1, 2018.

Qualified applicants will hold an earned doctoral degree (MD, PhD, or equivalent) with graduate education in microbiology or other discipline relevant to the training program.

Persons interested in fellowship training are encouraged to visit the CPEP (ASM) web site for application information CLICK HERE.