The HIVMA Clinical Fellowship program supports newly trained physicians with gaining HIV clinical experience working with medically underserved patient populations. The goal of the program is to boost the population of HIV physicians and strengthen the commitment to provide clinical care to HIV-infected patients in minority communities. HIVMA awards grants to support one-year of HIV clinical training to up to two fellows per year. Grants are made to the institution to support a stipend of $60,000 plus additional funding to cover fringe benefits for one year. An additional $10,000 is paid to the institution to offset administrative costs and to provide for additional educational opportunities. Applications for the 2016-2017 program are now being accepted. The application deadline is January 8.
Eligible candidates must be:
In addition, applicants must demonstrate their intent to establish their practice in the U.S. and providing care to underserved populations. Applicants must also have completed their residencies prior to the start of the Fellowship and be within the first five years of clinical practice. Candidates must not have completed, be currently enrolled, or plan to enroll in an infectious diseases fellowship program. Strong preference will be given to African American and Latino candidates.
During the fellowship year, fellows must:
*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.
At the completion of the program, fellows are required to submit a report that includes:
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