HIVMA Minority Clinical Fellowships, USA

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HIVMA Minority Clinical Fellowships

The primary objective of the HIV Medicine Association Minority Clinical Fellowship is to enable underrepresented minority post-residency physicians to gain HIV clinical experience and expertise in an HIV clinical setting.

The goal of the program is to increase the number of minority physicians with the expertise and the commitment to provide clinical care to HIV positive patients from minority communities.

Two Fellowships will be awarded to an African American and Latino applicant-MD or DO-with a demonstrated interest in HIV medicine, who will have completed their residencies prior to the start of the Fellowship, or are in the first five years of medical practice.

Individuals currently in clinical practice will be expected to spend at least 50 percent of their time on clinical care and clinical education associated with the Fellowship.

Eligibility for HIVMA Minority Clinical Fellowships

Applicants must be of African-American or Latino descent and have a demonstrated interest in HIV medicine.

Applicants must be legal residents of the U.S. and demonstrate intent to establish their practice in areas of the U.S. with large minority populations.

Applicants must have completed their residencies prior to the start of the fellowship or be within the first five years of clinical practice, and be board eligible.

Eligible candidates must not have completed, be currently enrolled in, or accepted to an ID fellowship program.

Criteria

Candidates must identify an HIV clinical program with a linkage to an academic institution where the majority of their time is spent engaged in HIV clinical care.

Candidates must have the opportunity to continuously manage at least 30 HIV patients over the course of their clinical training experience, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Sponsoring institutions must have an adequate census of HIV patients to ensure an adequate clinical experience.

Clinical settings with large minority patient populations are required.

Fellows may elect to spend up to 2 months of their fellowship at another approved institution, clinic or practice to supplement their clinical experience.

Applicants must identify a mentor to oversee their clinical experience. Mentors must be HIVMA members.

Applicants may select the mentor and institution of their own choosing, and a list of clinical sites with the capacity to accommodate a candidate will be provided.

In order to strengthen your application, applicants without mentors / sponsoring institutions are strongly encouraged to contact HIVMA before submitting your application so that you can be matched with an HIVMA member in your area.

Funding

Two fellowships of up to $60,000 plus fringe benefits for one year will be awarded to the chosen candidates through the sponsoring institutions. Chosen candidates will receive fringe benefits commensurate with those enjoyed by staff of similar rank at the sponsoring institution.

Additionally, fellows will receive a one-year membership to HIVMA and free registration and travel support for the IDSA Annual Meeting, where fellowship winners will be announced. Mentors from sponsoring institutions will receive $10,000.

Reporting Requirements

All fellows will be required to submit a self-report at the close of the fellowship that includes any publications and / or abstract presentations produced as a result of the fellowship, as well as an end-of-year budget report.

Application Closing Date for  HIVMA Minority Clinical Fellowships :  March 21 , 2011