Institutional and Preceptor Support

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.