In the first year of training, fellows attend a weekly outpatient clinic on site, see patients on the PID consultation service, and attend clinical ID conferences. During this year, fellows will begin work on a research project and writing a grant application. In this first year of training, fellows may be invited to participate in the U-M Medical School Postdoctoral Research Training Program (PRTP), a program designed to assist fellows to develop research skills while they continue work on their chosen research project.
During the second year of training, the weekly clinic activity is maintained, and clinical rotations are incorporated into the fellows' schedule. The intensity of independence is increased as fellows prepare to take on leadership duties in their third year of training. Fellows will begin the year by writing grant proposals to obtain funding for the remainder of their training.
During the third year of training, inpatient rotations on clinical services and clinic activities are continued. The third year fellow will also assume leadership duties that include scheduling and coordinating the clinic schedules for all trainees in the program. Fellows will finish their chosen research project.