Education Programs

ACGME Program for Medical Microbiology Fellow (M.D.)

A one to two-year program in which the selected fellow participates in extended rotations through each area of the laboratory, including Bacteriology, Mycology, Mycobacteriology, Virology, Parasitology, and Molecular Diagnostics. Regularly consults in matters related to patient care; and is trained and encouraged to pursue individual research projects in conjunction with faculty members.

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Pathology Residents

Two to three-month rotations through the Microbiology lab including all areas mentioned above, with direct involvement in patient care, as part of the Clinical Pathology curriculum.

Medical Technology and Medical Laboratory Technician Programs

Clinical rotations for students from Salisbury University, Stevenson University, University of Maryland, University of Delaware, Morgan State University, CCBC Essex and Weber University on-line.

Individualized rotations for Infectious Disease fellows, medical students, and visitors from all over the world.

Microbiology faculty and staff participate in the following additional educational endeavors:

  • Four-week course in Microbiology taught to second year medical students.
  • Clinical pathology training for second year medical students in Pathology Prosectorship.
  • Microbiology education for PhD graduate students in Pathobiology program.
  • Selected courses in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Classes Offered through Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Graduate and Post-Graduate Level

  • Microbiology elective (for medical students)

Contact Information:
For further information, please contact the Educational Coordinator in Microbiology, Paula Mister, at 410-955-5077 (

Educational Conferences

  • Plate rounds (Thursdays at 11:00 am):
    Interactive sessions in which a faculty member leads a discussion and demonstration of a particular organism in relation to a specific patient, directly correlating microbiology with patient care.

  • Mycology rounds (once per week):
    Interactive session in which filamentous fungi from patient specimens are identified morphologically and discussed with a faculty member.

  • Walk rounds (five days per week):
    Practical and educational in-laboratory rounds with the lab director.

  • Research and development meeting (three Tuesdays per month):
    Progress on research projects in various areas of microbiology is discussed, with the areas on a rotating basis.

  • Microbiology newsletter presents an interesting "case of the week", an update on epidemiological information from the State of Maryland Health Department, and useful information on new test implementation.