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Fellowship Program: Appointment and Benefits

A fellow in infectious disease is appointed as a postdoctoral clinical fellow in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases at Columbia University, and as a clinical fellow at NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital. A New York State medical license is required.


All first- and second-year fellows are employed through NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital. For a complete description of NYPH health insurance coverage, vacation, and other benefits for fellows, please e-mail the fellowship program coordinator at infectious_diseases@columbia.edu. Benefits specific to the infectious diseases fellowship program are listed below.

Financial Support
The Infectious Disease Fellowship is a two-year program with an optional third year. A competitive stipend will be provided for the first and second years of the fellowship. The third-year support will be dependent on available grant or other funding.

Tuition Exemption
The Division of Infectious Diseases is able to provide qualified fellows with partial tuition assistance toward either an MS or MPH degree in epidemiology.

A long-range pager will be issued at the beginning of the fellowship. A cellular phone will be provided to the fellow on call. Fellows will also receive a Columbia University e-mail account.

Professional Leave
Up to five working days per year may be utilized for conferences, board examinations, and professional courses. Additional days off are allowed at the discretion of the program director. The division will provide fellows with membership in the Infectious Diseases Society of America. During the fellow's second year, the division will sponsor meeting attendance at one of the major infectious disease conferences (e.g., IDSA, ICAAC).

Liability Insurance
Full-time professional liability insurance will be provided for first-year fellows; part-time liability insurance (<12 hours clinical practice per week) will be provided for second- and third-year fellows.