Program Details

Program Description
UNMC's Department of Pathology and Microbiology in collaboration with Nebraska Medicine (NM) sponsors a Clinical Microbiology Fellowship Program that is accredited by the Committee on Postgraduate Educational Programs (CPEP) of the American Society of Microbiology. This two year training program provides the trainee hands-on experience in the basic disciplines of clinical microbiology, i.e., bacteriology, mycobacteriology, mycology, parasitology, virology, molecular microbiology, public health microbiology, and serology, through bench rotations, didactic lectures, and interaction with pathology residents, faculty, and fellows. Administrative experience through participation in management and committee interaction is also a part of the training. Dr. Peter Iwen is director of this program, while Dr. Paul Fey is deputy director. Fellows are selected for their potential as future directors of diagnostic microbiology laboratories and as leaders in public health. Upon completion of the program, Fellows are expected to apply to take the examination as the next step for certification as a diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology (D[ABMM]).