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Medical Microbiology Fellowship

This ACGME-accredited one-year joint Medical Microbiology Fellowship offers extensive clinical and laboratory experience in a university clinical microbiology laboratory (University of Chicago) and a multi-hospital community microbiology laboratory (NorthShore University HealthSystem).  Fellows gain hands-on experience in all areas of microbiology, serology, and healthcare epidemiology through a series of structured bench rotations, conferences, and independent research as well as laboratory management experience.  Trainees who successfully complete the program are eligible for subspecialty certification in Medical Microbiology through the American Board of Pathology (ABP).

Environment

Fellows obtain their training rotating through the microbiology, immunology, and molecular laboratories at the University of Chicago and NorthShore University HealthSystem (Evanston Hospital) and the Chicago Department of Public Health.

Requirements

Applicants must hold an MD degree (or foreign equivalent with ECFMG certification), be Board eligible or certified in AP/CP or CP, or have completed one year of clinical infectious diseases training after Board certification in internal medicine, pediatrics, or both.  Applicants must be eligible for an Illinois medical license.

Stipend

Commensurate with level of training.

Fellowship Director

Kamal Singh, MD, D(ABMM)
Director of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Research
Director, Medical Microbiology Fellowship
Departments of Pathology and Medicine
NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston Hospital
2650 Ridge Ave, Walgreens SB525
Evanston, IL 60201
847.570.2420
ksingh@northshore.org

Application Process

The 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 fellowship positions are filled.

Complete and/or provide:

  • Fellowship application (CAP standard application also accepted)
  • Photo
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement that delineates your career plans and provides a brief biography
  • Medical school diploma
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript
  • ECFMG certificate, if applicable
  • Three letters of recommendation (addressed to Dr. Kamal Singh, Fellowship Director)

Please submit all documents (electronic preferred) to cfreking@northshore.org or paper copies to Cori Freking, Residency and Fellowships Program Manager, Evanston Hospital, 2650 Ridge Ave., Room 1917, Evanston, IL 60201 USA.