Community-Based HIV and Viral Hepatitis Fellowship

Jointly sponsored by:

Family Health Center of Worcester

University of Massachusetts Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

New England AIDS Education and Training Center

Program Description and Goals

This fellowship in HIV and Viral Hepatitis Fellowship was founded in 2014 in response to the evolution of the HIV and viral hepatitis epidemics in the U.S., the changing health care needs of these patients, and the growing care gap facing them in many regions of the country.

In particular it seeks to address the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Goals:

1) Reduce new HIV infections
2) Increase access to care and improve health outcomes for people living with HIV infection
3) Reduce HIV-related health disparities

It is a 12-month, post-graduate, non-ACGME accredited fellowship that will train family or internal medicine graduates to become expert HIV and viral hepatitis clinicians as well as educators and leaders in the care of these patients in community-based settings. Fellows will learn to manage all aspects of HIV care, including antiretroviral management, opportunistic infections, HIV-specific disease manifestations, and HIV-related primary care as well the management of chronic Hepatitis B and C infections. The fellowship will also include a significant focus on teacher training, and fellows will participate in UMass’s acclaimed “Teachers of Tomorrow” program. Training will occur at the Family Health Center of Worcester and the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Upon completion of the program, the fellows will seek specialist certification through the American Academy of HIV Medicine.

For more information, please contact:

Philip Bolduc, MD. Program Director
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
University of Massachusetts Medical School
26 Queen Street
Worcester, MA 01610