Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program
The UK Fellowship Program in Infectious Diseases is
a two-three year program designed to provide trainees with the necessary
tools to launch a successful academic medical career. A handbook about
the Fellowship Program can be
by clicking here (pdf document). Click here to download the
Application for Fellowship. Include your phone number or email address
with your completed form and send to:
Michael Young, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine Fellowship Program
Division of Infectious Diseases
University of Kentucky
740 S. Limestone St., K512
Lexington, KY 40536-0298
The UK program, directed by
Michael Young fulfills the requirements of the American Board of Internal
Medicine for certification in Infectious Diseases. This program is further
enhanced by the research and mentoring contributions of Beth
Garvy, Ph.D., who holds a joint appointment with the Division of Infectious
Diseases and the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular
Fellows: First Year: Praveen Gundelly, MBBS.,
Second Year: Nicole Leedy, MD.
Recent Fellows: 2012: Thein Myint, M.B.B.S. and
Saima Mahmood M.B.B.S., 2010: Iad Naji, M.D.; 2009: Raymond
Khan, M.D.; 2008: Vidya Sundareshan,M.D.2007: Punit Baveja,
M.D.; 2006: Takako Schaninger, M.D.; 2005: Brian Murphy, M.D.; 2004: Wael Shams, M.D.
Comprehensive clinical training is offered over a 2-year period in both
inpatient and outpatient settings at the UK Chandler Medical Center,
Lexington Good Samaritan Hospital and
the adjacent Lexington VA Medical Center.
Fellows receive 11 months of
inpatient consultation service at the UK Hospital and VA Medical
|| Fellows spend 1 half day/week over a 2-year period
at the UK and VA outpatient clinics, which collectively treat about
600 HIV-seropositive patients.
||A 1-month rotation in Pediatric Infectious Diseases
is required, and supervised by a Pediatric Infectious Diseases
||One month of fulltime training is provided in
Diagnostic Microbiology in the UK and VA Microbiology Laboratories.
||A comprehensive hospital epidemiology rotation is
offered during the first year. Alternatively, fellows can attend a
one-week course offered by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology
of America, Inc./Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
|During non-consult months, fellows are
free to engage in scholarly activity (e.g., conducting
epidemiological or clinical research, writing case reports,
Fellows rotate on the national award winning Antimicrobial
Stewardship Committee. This rotation provides an opportunity to
understand the policies and programs that guide hospital formularies
and utilization of antimicrobials.
During non-consult months, fellows engage in scholarly activity (e.g.
multi-disciplinary research projects, writing case reports, attending
classes, etc). Fellows may opt to conduct basic laboratory research,
epidemiological research, or clinical research under the mentorship of a
member of the Infectious Diseases faculty or members in the
Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics,
Department of Internal
Medicine, College of
Public Health or College of
Pharmacy, Faculty of the Division of Infectious Diseases are
involved in a diverse array of basic and clinical research projects
funded by the NIH, Veterans Administration, and pharmaceutical
The research component of the fellowship program provides
fellows the following valuable opportunities:
||To select an area for in-depth research,
||To plan a research project,
||To develop technical skills, including those needed
in writing scientific papers and grant applications, and
||To present their research results before a national
Graduate Study and Postdoctoral Fellowships
In addition to the clinical fellowship program, opportunities exist for
graduate study and postdoctoral fellowships in the basic sciences.
Research faculty in the Division maintain secondary appointments in
several basic science departments including Physiology; Microbiology,
Immunology, and Molecular Genetics; Nutrition; and Pharmaceutical
Sciences, and are able to train students in any of these disciplines.