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Rochester General Hospital Infectious Diseases Fellowship


The Rochester General Hospital Infectious Diseases Fellowship program’s goal is to provide a multifaceted and dynamic training experience for budding infectious diseases physicians. During the two-year training program, the ID fellows provide care for patients with a range of infectious diseases conditions and obtain learning experiences in hospital epidemiology, antibiotic stewardship and OPAT. You will have the opportunity to work closely within a  passionate multidisciplinary team of physicians, clinical pharmacists, infection preventionists, and microbiologists.

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Director’s Letter

Dear colleague! Welcome to our program.

Our fellowship program aims to create an environment that prepares leaders in integrative and innovative general Infectious Diseases care. We are here to support realization of your educational and professional goals.

We offer robust training in clinical infectious diseases in a busy healthcare system encompassing several hospitals. Rochester General Hospital has an LVAD service, oncology/hematology wards, several ICUs, and is on track to establish a stem cell transplant program. Unity hospital offers comprehensive hepatitis and HIV care clinic. You will have the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with our superb, innovative infection preventionists and the IDSA designated Center of Excellence antibiotics stewardship program members. At the trying time of the COVID-19 pandemic, our department participated as a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine and therapeutics clinical trials site. We make a difference.

Our program's values reflect the personal values of our members: community-orientation, inclusiveness, quality improvement, and pursuit of knowledge and innovations. Above all, we strive to prepare specialists who can make their communities healthier. We encourage fellow participation in quality improvement projects within rotations intended to develop leadership skills, a must-have aptitude for infectious disease specialists.

In 2013, I rotated at Rochester General Hospital as a fellow. Two years later, I had the honor to join my teachers as an infectious diseases consultant and worked my way to the supervisor of the Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotics Therapy (OPAT) service and the program director. Take advantage of our novelty program and work with our topmost experienced educators and impactful mentors. My rotation at RGH as a fellow influenced my personal and professional development, and I hope you can have the same experience here.

Review prolific publications of the ID department members, contact us with questions, and join us!


Olga Vasylyeva, MD.
Program Director

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Why Choose Rochester Regional Health

Rochester General Hospital is a premier teaching hospital and the flagship hospital for Rochester Regional Health. Our health system consists of five hospitals covering a 14-county area in Western New York State, with seamlessly integrated healthcare and multiple Healthgrades Excellence Awards and nominations as America’s Best Hospitals.

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About the Rochester General Hospital Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Program Vision

To prepare leaders in integrative and innovative Infectious Diseases care for healthier communities  

Program Mission

To be the regional excellence program that educates and trains leaders in adult Infectious Diseases according to ACGME core competencies 

Program Values

  1. Community orientation
  2. Inclusiveness
  3. Quality improvement
  4. Integrative medicine
  5. The pursuit of knowledge and innovations in health care  



In our program fellows will:

  1. Obtain clinical competence by experiencing comprehensive training in both inpatient and outpatient settings for a broad range of infectious diseases.
  2. Acquire knowledge and cognitive skills to be an effective independent ID physician.
  3. Develop life-long learning skills and establish a strong foundation for continued professional growth.
  4. Learn quality improvement, healthcare finance and healthcare system operations from prospect of infectious diseases practice.
  5. Learn about critical review of medical literature, research design, informed consent, ethics in research and research results presentation.



Areas of Study

First year fellows

  • Inpatient ID consultation – 36 weeks
  • Ambulatory ID – 4 weeks
  • Elective/Research – 4 weeks
  • Microbiology – 2 weeks
  • Pharmacology – 2 weeks
  • Vacation – 4 weeks

Second year fellows

  • Research- 24 weeks
  • Inpatient consultation – 12 weeks
  • Ambulatory ID – 4 weeks
  • Antibiotic stewardship/Infection Prevention – 4 weeks
  • Quality improvement – 4 weeks
  • Vacation – 4 weeks

How to Apply

All applicants must apply through the ERAS website. All applicants must have completed an internal medicine residency program within the United States.  

Applicants will need the following materials for their applications:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • USMLE scores
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • Personal Statement

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Interview Information

At Rochester Regional Health, the health and safety of our employees and candidates are very important to us. Due to the current situation related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and per ACGME guidelines, all interviews will take place via Zoom.

Our team will guide you throughout the interview process and will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.

Benefits & Compensation

PGY – 4: $68,000

PGY – 5: $70,000

The following is a list of benefits granted to all fellows.

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    Life insurance

    Employer paid coverage equal to 1x salary with option to purchase added coverage up to five (5) times annual salary.

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    Short-Term Disability

    Residents are entitled to up to six months of pay in the event of an approved disability, compensated at 60% of the resident stipend.

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    Long-Term Disability

    Residents are provided with long-term disability of 50% of resident stipend in the event of an approved long-term disability.  Residents have an option to purchase additional long-term disability to bring the amount up to 66.67%.

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    Opportunity to enroll in one of two comprehensive medical insurance plans.

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    Option to enroll in tax deferred annuity plan.

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    Option to purchase one of two plans.

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    Vision/Hearing Plan

    Option to purchase a vision & hearing plan

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    EAP is free, confidential service for employees and immediate family members that provides assistance with everyday work and family issues, as well as more challenging personal concerns.

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    On-site Child Care

    Child care programs are offered for children between the ages of eight weeks to pre-school, and a before and after-school program is available to serve employees and the community. Preferential consideration is given to Hospital employees based upon availability; these employees receive a discounted rate.

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    Paid Vacation

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