Trainees have clinical experience in the newly merged UMassMemorial Medical Center, consisting of two campuses, each about 350 beds. Clinical experience is drawn from patients on general medical, surgical, pediatric and OB-GYN services, including specialized areas such as hemodialysis, oncology, cardiac surgery, neonatology, ophthalmology, transplantation (renal, liver, heart, and bone marrow), orthopedics and urology. The UMassMemorial Medical Center has 5 ICU units and a burn unit and is the center for the New England Life flight program for helicopter transport of critically ill patients requiring care for trauma or acute cardiac disease. This gives a strong exposure to critical care medicine. Diagnostic microbiology training includes antibiotic assays, anaerobic bacteriology, virology, mycology, mycobacteriology, serology, and parasitology in addition to routine bacteriology. Experience is provided in infection control activities including device related infections, antibiotic surveillance and laboratory studies. Training also occurs in outpatient infectious diseases related to the care of HIV-infected patients, travel medicine, and home IV antibiotic therapy. Clinical projects (e.g., chart review, case reports, clinical trials) are usually carried out. The program also has a rotating weekly interhospital clinical conference a monthly lecture series and a biweekly pediatric clinical conference.