The Dr. James J. Rahal, Jr. Division of Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens is fully accredited by the ACGME. Our mission is to prepare trainees for clinical practice, teaching and clinical investigation of problems in pathogenesis, diagnosis, epidemiology and treatment of human adult infectious diseases. We are dedicated to training the next generation of infectious diseases clinicians and clinical researchers. The division has trained fellows since 1988 under the direction of Dr. James J. Rahal, Jr. until his death in 2011. The division continues to train fellows under Dr. Sorana Segal-Maurer. Trainees are prepared to teach medical students, residents, and practicing physicians the fundamentals of infectious diseases. There are four fellowship positions, two at the PGY-4 level and two at the PGY-5 level.
Dr. Sorana Segal-Maurer's thoughts on the Infectious Diseases fellowship program:
“The fellowship serves to promote enthusiasm of learning and scholarship of a life-long career in infectious diseases through a varied inpatient and outpatient clinical experience, coupled with a strong foundation in clinical investigation.”
Applications for the program are accepted through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). Candidates are evaluated by review of their academic performance, letters of recommendation and personal interview by the Program Director. Selection is conducted via the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Our NRMP number is 1822146F0.
Please note the following requirements:
- US Citizenship, Permanent Residency (Green Card), J1 visa, or H1 visa
- Completion of a three-year accredited Internal Medicine Program in the United States
- Board eligibility or certification in Internal Medicine
The Dr. James J. Rahal, Jr. Division of Infectious Diseases
Fellowship Coordinator, Ms. Jennifer Rodriguez