Infection Prevention and Control is a critical component of the clinical care at HHS, and impacts all trainees working within our hospital system. The Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) service implements evidence-based practices and procedures that, when applied consistently, can prevent or reduce the risk of transmission of microorganisms to health care providers, clients, patients, residents and visitors.
The Infection Prevention and Control Fellowship Program is multifaceted in its components. Within the program, fellows partake in:
The successful completion of the fellowship will grant a Fellowship McMaster Certification
Applicants have completed an Infectious Diseases or Medical Microbiology Fellowship program.
Usually September 1 of the year prior to enrollment. Please inquire for details.
A CV and a completed IPAC fellowship application form are required.
As above for MRSA’s and VRE’s, for ESBL’s and other multi-resistant gram negative bacilli, especially Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter baumannii complex, Serratia marcescens
The IPAC fellowship is usually 1 year duration, with integrated Antimicrobial stewardship components.
Some fellows have requested a 2 year fellowship to consolidate both subject areas in more depth.
The majority of trainees come with external funding to our program, please inquire for more details.
Fellows typically rotate for 1 to 2 months on the Infectious Diseases inpatient service to develop comfort with local clinical practices, laboratory testing, and the hospital system.
Thereafter key components of Infection Prevention and Control contents are covered:
Fellows typically have 1-2 months of dedicated research time.
Fellows have 2 months of electives (including areas such as):
Fellows are evaluated quarterly with our Medsis online evaluation system – graded mainly on CANMEDS competencies, this usually include in person feedback. Fellows typically have a mid-year and end of year evaluation and feedback opportunity.