Welcome Letter from the Program Director

Dear Fellowship Applicant,

Lisa M. Chirch, M.D.
Lisa M. Chirch, M.D.

Thank you for your interest in the UConn Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program. The Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at UConn Health and affiliated hospitals offers an accredited fellowship program for individuals wishing to prepare for a career in infectious diseases. The program provides a flexible two-year training program encompassing both clinical and research aspects of infectious diseases. The ongoing educational activities of the division ensure exposure to all aspects of infectious diseases.

I invite you to explore our website. I think you will agree that there are great opportunities for you here at UConn Health. As an added benefit, Farmington and the surrounding communities are terrific, family-friendly places to live and offer a wide variety of year-round activities. Our proximity to Boston, New York, and New Haven allow for a wide variety of cultural offerings. Farmington is just a two-hour drive from New York or Boston, the mountains of Vermont, and less from Long Island Sound. Also, as members of the UConn community, we at UConn Health enjoy accessibility to sporting events, in particular, NCAA champion basketball teams.

Bradley International Airport, “gateway to Southern New England,” is also easily accessible from the Hartford area. In addition, our region is part of the AMTRAK system and is home to a number of major bus lines.

The area hosts a number of cultural events and sporting venues including minor league hockey and baseball, and the Travelers Championship Golf Tournament every summer. As members of the UConn community, we at UConn Health enjoy close proximity and accessibility to UConn sports events, including collegiate baseball, NCAA Division I football, and NCAA basketball.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the program, the university, or the Hartford area. We look forward to hearing from you.


Lisa M. Chirch, M.D.
Program Director