Fellowship Training for the Future Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Director

Clin Lab Med. 2020 Dec;40(4):521-533. doi: 10.1016/j.cll.2020.08.009. Epub 2020 Oct 6.


Formal medical and public health microbiology (MPHM) fellowship programs play a key role in preparing future clinical microbiology laboratory directors for their leadership and management responsibilities. Given the continually evolving MPHM field, fellowships must remain adaptable to changes in the field, providing trainees with the opportunity to engage with newly emerging diagnostic modalities, while continuing to emphasize the "bread and butter" techniques of clinical microbiology. This article discusses the key components of a fellowship program and provides recommendations for incorporating educational best practices.

Keywords: Clinical Microbiology; Fellowship; Graduate Medical Education; Public Health; Training.

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