University of Florida College of Medicine- Jacksonville

841 Prudential Drive, Suite 1130
Jacksonville, FL
32207
Phone: (904) 633-4180
Fax: (904) 633-4188

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR:  Nizar Maraqa, MD

COORDINATOR:  Ms. Tara McCormack

CHIEF, INFECTIOUS DISEASES:  Mobeen H. Rathore, MD

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM:  We are a 3-year ACGME accredited program at UF College of Medicine Jacksonville. Our mission is to train well-rounded pediatric infectious diseases specialists with emphasis on ID service, infection control, stewardship, academic teaching and clinical outcomes research. Jacksonville provides our trainees with a wide mix of patients with various infections ranging from the common to the rare, the local to the national and international. We serve the city’s only children’s hospital. Our HIV Medical Home provides a rare opportunity for focused training in HIV in a multidisciplinary program with opportunities for scholarly and QI work in the field. Our faculty are intimately engaged with trainees & well experienced in graduate education. Faculty mentoring is critical to our success. We have a strong relationships with the core Residency Program and a sought after ID rotation. We have collaborative agreements for outside rotations in special population ID (Oncology-ID with St. Jude Research Hospital; Transplant ID with Mayo Clinic Hospital in Florida; Global ID with Fundaciόn Cardioinfantil in Colombia; Adult ID at UF Internal Medicine ID). Our program and institution put emphasis on trainee wellness & our program is flexible for fellows’ needs. We developed strong curricula and resources for promoting wellness and work-life balance. Our Board Pass Rate is excellent and graduates have launched successful careers in academia, clinical practice and research nationally and globally.

TITLE(S) OF RECENT FELLOWS’ PUBLISHED PAPERS OR RESEARCH PROJECTS:

  1. Rathore M, Runyon J, Haque T. Emerging Infectious Diseases. Adv Pediatr 2017 Aug;64(1):27-71. doi: 10.1016/j.yapd.2017.04.002.
  2. Lochner HJ 3rd, Maraqa NF. Sexually Transmitted Infections in Pregnant Women: Integrating Screening and Treatment into Prenatal Care. Paediatr Drugs. 2018 Dec;20 (6):501-509. doi: 10.1007/s40272-018-0310-4. PMID: 30128814.

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS:

Wolfson Children’s Hospital (https://www.wolfsonchildrens.com/)
UF Health Jacksonville (https://ufhealthjax.org/)

NUMBER OF INPATIENT/OUTPATIENT CONSULTS PER YEAR:  1,200

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 1

VISAS ACCEPTED: J1, H1B

FUNDING ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS: Yes

IS COMPLETION OF PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY TRAINING IN THE U.S. OR CANADA A REQUIREMENT:  No

Program provides training (didactic lectures, hands on experience, or antimicrobial stewardship meetings/membership) in:

  1. Microbiology lab on site
  2. Infection control and hospital epidemiology
  3. Antimicrobial stewardship
  4. Immunocompromised hosts

Opportunities to fulfill the ABP requirements for scholarly activity is available in the following general areas:

    1. Antimicrobial agents
    2. Antimicrobial stewardship
    3. Bacteriology/bacterial infections
    4. Clinical trials
    5. Epidemiology and statistics
    6. Global health
    7. HIV
    8. Immunizations
    9. Infection control/hospital epidemiology
    10. Medical education
    11. Mycology/fungal infections
    12. Parasitology/parasitic diseases
    13. Quality improvement
    14. Virology/viral diseases

Opportunities exist for research outside of the ID Division: Yes

Program offers the opportunity to obtain a Master’s degree in a field such as Public Health, Education, Clinical Sciences, or Epidemiology (assuming appropriate arrangements are made): Yes

 

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