The second year of the training program is dedicated primarily to the development and completion of a research project, which is designed to meet the particular interests of the fellow. However, the fellow continues to spend a total of 2-3 months on the inpatient consultative service and to attend the infectious disease clinics, including HIV and hepatitis C clinics. Fellows are encouraged to fulfill the role of a junior attending both in supervising the clinical service and in supporting the teaching program.
The second year curriculum, in addition to the research project, is tailored to meet the special needs and interests of each fellow. Rotations at other medical centers may be arranged when appropriate. Opportunities exist for involvement in epidemiology and public health, molecular biology and immunology, and specialized areas of clinical infectious diseases.