Program Tracks

Antimicrobial Stewardship(AS)/Infection Control(IC) Track:

The AS/IC Track is available as a 2-year clinical AS/IC track or 3-year research AS/IC track.

Both tracks provide advanced training in antimicrobial stewardship and infection control through didactics, hands-on practical training, and scholarly projects. The 3-year research track is designed for fellows interested in advanced training in clinical research through additional coursework/degrees while completing a mentored research project. Applicants interested in the 2-year track would apply via the Clinician Educator Track and the 3-year track via the Research Track in ERAS. Fellows would complete the standard clinical requirements during the first two years of training. Additional details about this track are outlined below.

  Clinical Track (2 years) Research Track (3 years)
Formal Coursework
AS/IC Fellows’ Course on Healthcare Epidemiology, Infection Prevention, Antimicrobial Stewardship
Leadership UCSF-based curriculum will include large and small group learning as well as assigned reading
QI/High-Value Care AAIM/ACP High Value Care Curriculum for Subspecialty Fellows
Research
Summer Clinical Workshop (optional) Advanced Training in Clinical Research OR Implementation Science Cerificate OR Master's Degree in Clinical Research
Med Ed (optional) UCSF Center for Faculty Educators Teaching Skills Workshops; Health-Profession Education Pathway  n/a
AS/IC hands-on training
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship (all sites)
    • Prospective audit and feedback of antibiotics o Prior authorization of restricted antibiotics
    • Coordination and promotion of interventions to ensure appropriate use of antibiotics
    • Development of clinical guidelines for antibiotic use
    • Tracking antibiotic use and outcomes related to AS interventions
  • Infection control (all sites)
    • Infection Control meetings
    • Co-lead medical center initiatives o Cluster/contact investigations
    • Drafting/revising infection control policies
    • Working with medical center unit-based leadership teams on various IC-related projects
  • Mentored literature review of key papers in antimicrobial stewardship and infection control
Scholarly Work Participate in mentored AS/IC scholarly project that may include clinical research, QI, or curriculum design. Dissemination is aspirational. Complete a mentored AS/IC research project while completing rigorous training in research techniques (see above). Dissemination is expected and hopefully will serve as a starting point for career in AS/IC research.