We invite applications from both International Graduates, as well as Canadian/American Graduates who have completed Post Graduate Training in Adult Infectious Diseases to join us at McMaster University for a one-year Clinical Fellowship in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Strengths of the training program include vast clinical exposure of around 1000 HIV infected patients, direct one to one supervision from highly experienced faculty, and opportunities for research. The Program Director is Dr. Shariq Haider, Specialist in Infectious Diseases with a research and clinical focus on Infections in Immunocompromised Hosts.
The one year clinicial fellowship is a clinic based experience in HIV training at the SIS clinic, with a broad exposure to HIV training, and a spectrum of risk groups: MSM, IVDU, Heterosexual Transmission, Immigrants/Refugees, Haemophiliacs, and Pediatric HIV. Research opportunities in the areas of comorbidities in HIV, epidemiology in HIV, and prevention in HIV Infection.
The successful completion of the fellowship will grant a Fellowship McMaster Certification
The fellowship program is designed for current residents or recent graduates of Adult Infectious Disease residency programs. Recent graduates are required to submit an application form and comply with McMaster University Postgraduate Medical Education requirements for residents and fellows.
No defined application deadline.
Upon the completion of training the trainee is expected to be competent in the following:
1 year of training
Canadian Graduates of Adult Infectious Diseases Residency Programs are encouraged to apply for the OHTN( Ontario HIV Treatment Network) HIV Residency Award, or apply for research/clinical CTN( Canadian HIV Treatment Network) fellowships.
International Graduates would need to be self funded from their respective home training programs/institutions.
The majority of the Fellowship will be completed at the SIS clinic (Selective Immunodeficiency Clinic) affiliated with Hamilton Health Sciences. The clinic is now a free standing clinic on Main Street West along with the Urgent Care Clinic. There may be opportunities for external electives at other Canadian HIV training sites dependent on both funding and individual postgraduate credentialing requirements.
In addition, the Clinical Fellow will be asked to complete a scholarly project with a minimum expectation of an abstract submission to the annual CAHR (Canadian Association of HIV Research) meeting.
The primary method of evaluations are Field notes as this is an exclusive outpatient clinic based fellowship training program. Field notes will be summarized into ITERS every 4 months resulting in a total of three summative ITER’s over the one year of training.
Other evaluation and assessments that will be used as evidence of satisfactory progress: