The Clinical Investigator Track is a two year fellowship with further training supported by your mentor or non-divisional funding. The purpose of this track is to provide training in epidemiology, field studies, population biology, clinical trials, or other patient-based research that will lead to a career as an independent investigator. You will spend at least two additional years in training beyond the initial clinical year.
Training in the Clinical Investigator Track consists of mentored research with a member of the Infectious Disease Division or Affiliated Faculty of the NYU School of Medicine. With guidance from the Program Director, you will select a mentor who is an established investigator with a national reputation for his or her research accomplishments and with substantial extramural funding to provide an optimal training environment and experience. Fellows in the Clinical Investigator Track are encouraged to engage in additional course work in epidemiology, biostatistics, and/or the Clinical Research Training Course offered by the NYU Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
In addition to a primary mentor, Fellows in the Clinical Investigator Track have a faculty monitoring committee that meets with the individual Fellow at least annually during their research training to assist the Fellow with their scientific and career development.
The fellowship training program qualifies you for board eligibility in Infectious Diseases and follows the format described by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.