Medical Microbiology Fellowship

microbiologyThe Department of Pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine offers two Medical Microbiology Fellowship training programs, an ACGME-accredited program and a CPEP-accredited program. During the one- to two-year program, the trainee gains hands-on experience in bacteriology, mycobacteriology, mycology, parasitology, virology, molecular microbiology, and serology through a series of structured bench rotations and independent research. The trainee also acquires administrative experience through participation in laboratory management and hospital committee meetings. Fellows are selected for their potential as future directors of academic diagnostic microbiology laboratories and leaders in public health.

Fellows completing the program are expected to apply for subspecialty certification in Medical Microbiology through examinations by the American Board of Pathology (ABP) or the American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM).

Environment

University of Utah Health Sciences, ARUP Laboratories, and Primary Children’s Hospital are all within walking distance of one another creating a varied and exciting campus. Because of ARUP’s dual role as primary laboratory for University of Utah Health, and as a reference laboratory serving major community and academic universities, our mission statement focusing on service, teaching, and research guides all training efforts. For service, we provide quality diagnostic laboratory support, testing, and consultation in a cost-effective and timely manner for patient care purposes.

Through local and national consultations and conferences, we strive to teach physicians, technologists and clients the appropriate use of diagnostic laboratory tests and resource utilization in the care of patients. For research, we develop novel testing methods for the rapid and accurate diagnosis of infectious diseases.

Location: ARUP Laboratories

Positions: Four total

ACGME accredited -  2 (ABP)
CPEP accredited -  2 (ABMM)

Stipend: Commensurate with year of postgraduate training

Contact Us

Address questions about application to the following:

Coordinating Faculty

Kimberly E. Hanson, MD, MHS

ARUP Laboratories

Dept. of Medical Directors

500 Chipeta Way - MS 115

Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Email: kim.hanson@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-583-2787 ext. 3384

Marc R. Couturier, PhD

ARUP Laboratories

Dept. of Medical Directors

500 Chipeta Way - MS 115

Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Email: marc.couturier@path.utah.edu

Phone: 801-583-2787 ext. 3406

Karen Nelson

Fellowship Coordinator

Email: karen.nelson ~at~ aruplab.com

Phone: 801-583-2787 ext. 3592

Fax: 801-584-5207