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Message from the Program Director

The Infectious Diseases fellowship at UMMS-Baystate is a clinically-oriented, fellow-friendly program.  We offer two years of comprehensive training in infectious diseases to residents who have completed a three year ACGME-accredited internal medicine program or medicine-pediatrics program.  Fellows are trained by eleven readily-available faculty during rotations in adult inpatient and outpatient infectious diseases, adult outpatient HIV medicine, pediatric inpatient and outpatient infectious diseases, microbiology, clinical research, infection control-hospital epidemiology, hepatitis, tuberculosis, emporiatrics, sexually transmitted diseases, and wound care.

Fellows meet weekly with faculty to discuss a clinical topic of interest and with microbiology for hands-on learning.  Each week the division meets with pediatric infectious diseases and microbiology for a case presentation, HIV, journal club, or research conference.  Baystate Medical Center and the Infectious Diseases Division consider teaching by fellows to be integral to its educational system; consequently, fellows are responsible for teaching peers, residents, pharmacy residents, and medical students.  Fellows are expected to participate in clinical research and to publish the results of their efforts.

We invite you to consider our nurturing program to determine if it best fits your career goals.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Armando Paez, MD
Program Director, Infectious Disease Fellowship