Institutional and Preceptor Support
Institutional support for the Infectious Diseases Training Program includes supplementation by the School of Medicine of predoctoral and by the Department of Medicine of M.D. postdoctoral stipends (M.D. supplements were $19,611.20 for 2001), tuition support, support of the Director's 10% effort, and the provision of one full institutionally-funded graduate student position per year. In addition the Infectious Disease Program is eligible to compete for additional graduate student positions ("Dean's fellowships") and for competitive supplements aimed for recruiting of postdoctoral fellows.
School of Medicine funds that are committed to support entry level predoctoral students and to supplement training grant appointments are:
Source Funds Available Annually Pratt Fellowships (Endowment) $245,000 Dupont Fellowship $129,305 Presidential Fellowship $5,872 Teaching Assistantships $200,000 Tuition Remissions $129,584 Tuition Differentials $433,451 Special Tuition $41,367 State Restricted, Unrestricted & Minority Funds $77,308 Dean's Funds, School of Medicine $517,389 School of Medicine MSTP Funds $794,342 Department Overhead and Local Funds $665,065 Individual Predoctoral Fellowships (NSF etc.) $270,761 Graduate School of Arts and Sciences $160,056 Total: $3,669,500
Coordination of predoctoral student recruitment and interviewing is
accomplished through the Graduate Programs Office in the School of
Medicine, which also coordinates recruitment of under-represented
minority trainees to the Infectious Diseases Program. The Office of
Interdisciplinary Studies also assists the Infectious Diseases Program
by providing support for the development of World Wide Web pages, by
publicizing the Program nationally, coordinating the receipt and
distribution of predoctoral application materials, and by providing
conference room space and other administrative support (computerized
database and graduate student tracking, etc.) as needed.