Antimicrobial Stewardship (AS)/Infection Control (IC) Track
Our goal is to train leaders in the fields of antimicrobial stewardship (AS) and infection control (IC) through formal coursework, hands-on clinical training, leadership training, and scholarly projects. Our hospitals regularly collaborate on AS and IC initiatives, and fellows have an opportunity to learn from and work with AS and IC leaders at each site. In addition, the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues at the world famous Chan Zuckerberg Biohub enriches fellows’ scholarly experiences and adds another dimension to their AS/IC training.
We offer either a 2-year Clinician Educator Track or a 3-year Research Track to prepare fellows to assume leadership roles in these essential areas and to conduct investigations that improve practices in AS or IC.
- Fellows in the Clinician Educator Track will spend additional time on the Transplant ID and HIV consult services in the second year of training while pursuing mentored scholarly activities that may include development of educational curricula, clinical research, writing a scholarly review, and/or participating in quality improvement projects.
- Fellows in the Research Track pursue advanced training in clinical research methodologies during their second and third years while completing a mentored research project. Additional details about these tracks are outlined below.
|Clinician Educator Track (2 yrs)||Research Track (3 yrs)|
À la carte coursework in UCSF Training in Clinical Research (TICR) Program (optional)
Online Certificate in Implementation Science
Advanced Training in Clinical Research Certificate
Master’s Degree in Clinical Research (2 years)
|Hands-On Clinical and Leadership Training||
Mentored literature review of key papers in AS and IC
Health Professions Education Pathway
|Scholarly Work||Participate in a mentored AS/IC scholarly project that may include clinical research, quality improvement, or curriculum design. Dissemination is aspirational.||Complete a mentored AS/IC research project while pursuing rigorous training in research techniques (see above). Dissemination is expected and hopefully will serve as a starting point for a career in AS/IC research.|
Examples of Recent Fellow-Led Hospital-Based Projects:
- Empiric antimicrobial therapy guideline for patients with end-stage liver disease
- Guideline for management of skin and soft tissue infections
- Guideline for management of febrile neutropenia
- Guideline for beta-lactam allergy evaluation by the inpatient ID consult service
- Mandatory ID consults for Staph aureus bacteremia
Examples of Recent Fellow-Led Research Projects:
- Machine learning for the prediction of antimicrobial stewardship intervention in hospitalized patients receiving broad-spectrum agents
- Microbiome-informed antibiotic choice in trauma patients