The goal is to accept one individual into the program each year which is dependent on the availability of funding.
Applicants to the postdoctoral fellowship program must have a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, Sc.D., DO, Dr. PH., etc.) in clinical microbiology or a related discipline. Ideal candidates will have previous experience working within a diagnostic laboratory setting and a strong desire to pursue future activities as it pertains to public health and microbiology. Foreign applicants from countries where English is not the primary language will only be considered if they have: 1) completed the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam (a score of a least 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, 213 on the computer-based TOEFL, or 80 on the internet-based TOEFL is required); 2) graduated with a doctoral degree from an accredited US institution; and additionally, 3) completed at least one year of post-doctoral training within the United States. Foreign MD applicants will only be considered if they are certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and licensed to practice medicine in the United States.
Complete the online application: "Application for CPEP-accredited Postgraduate Training Program".
Complete applications for the academic year, which begins the first week in July, are accepted from July 1st through November 1st. An internal review by the Selection Committee will subsequently be performed after which time finalists will be asked to visit the UNMC campus in Omaha for an on-site interview with the program Directors and select faculty. The final decision for selection into the program will be made following the on-site interviews. The appointment into the fellowship program will be contingent upon an acceptable background check and verification of credentials.