Apply to Become a Clinical Fellow

The need for early career physicians like you is urgent. The choice you make at this stage in your career could help reverse the alarming trend and impact the most vulnerable communities ravaged by this disease. With the support of seasoned ID doctors and resources, the Clinical Fellowship Program is the key to fostering a successful career in HIV.

 

The HIVMA Clinical Fellowship Program provides (2) two newly trained physicians with long-term goals of working with HIV patients in communities of color with the funds needed to complete a year-long HIV clinical program. Fellows are paired with an HIVMA member mentor and will manage the care of at least 30 patients with HIV over the course of the year-long program. Grants are made to the institution to support a stipend of $60,000 plus additional funding to cover fringe benefits for one year. Malpractice insurance is not covered by this grant. An additional $10,000 is paid to the institution to offset administrative costs and to provide for additional educational opportunities.

 

Eligibility & Criteria

The application period is closed. Please check back December 2018 for updated application dates.

Applicants must:

  • Identify an HIV clinical program associated with an academic institution. Please contact HIVMA for help identifying a training site.
  • Identify a mentor to oversee your clinical experience. Your mentor must be an HIVMA member and must complete the sponsor registration form. Please contact HIVMA to check your mentor’s membership status or for help identifying a mentor.
  • Submit the online application and a current curriculum vitae or resume.
  • Provide contact details for two professional references.
  • Submit a training curriculum developed with their mentor. Contact HIVMA staff for guidelines and sample curricula.

Eligible candidates must demonstrate the following:

  • Board-eligible or DO designated.
  • Third year residents or within the first five years of practice.
  • Legal U.S. residents (HIVMA does not sponsor visas. Please check with your host institution regarding their visa policies.)
  • Intent to establish their practice in the U.S., providing care to underserved population
  • Completed their residencies prior to the start of the Fellowship and be within five years of clinical practice
  • Must not have completed, but be currently enrolled, or plan to enroll in an infectious diseases fellowship program.
  • Strong preference will be given to Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino candidates and to applicants pursuing training in the Southeastern U.S.

HIVMA Clinical Fellowship Program Training Requirements

During the fellowship year, the fellows must:

  • Work in a clinical setting with a large minority patient population in the U.S.
  • Manage at least 30 HIV patients over the course of their clinical training experience, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. *
  • Engage in a mix of didactic and clinical experiences designed to provide the fellow with expertise in the longitudinal care of HIV-infected patients and treatment of common co-morbidities and co-infections, such as hepatitis C, substance abuse and mental illness.
  • Attend the IDWeek conference. HIVMA will cover all expenses.
  • Participate in a pre- and post-program survey and a follow-up questionnaire for the fellowship year.

*Fellows may elect to spend up to 2 months of their Fellowship at another approved institution, clinic or practice to supplement their clinical experience. Sponsoring institutions must have an adequate census of HIV patients to ensure an adequate clinical experience. 

HIVMA Clinical Fellows Completion Requirements

At the completion of the program, fellows are required to complete a post-program survey including a personal statement describing the Fellowship experience.

*Fellows may elect to spend up to 2 months of their Fellowship at another approved institution, clinic or practice to supplement their clinical experience. Sponsoring institutions must have an adequate census of HIV patients to ensure an adequate clinical experience.