Fellowship Training for the Future Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Director

Bobbi S. Pritt, Carrie A. Bowler, Elitza S. Theel

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Formal medical and public health microbiology (MPHM) fellowship programs play a key role in preparing future clinical microbiology laboratory directors for their leadership and management responsibilities. Given the continually evolving MPHM field, fellowships must remain adaptable to changes in the field, providing trainees with the opportunity to engage with newly emerging diagnostic modalities, while continuing to emphasize the “bread and butter” techniques of clinical microbiology. This article discusses the key components of a fellowship program and provides recommendations for incorporating educational best practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)521-533
Number of pages13
JournalClinics in Laboratory Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2020


  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Fellowship
  • Graduate Medical Education
  • Public Health
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical


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