Reading Hospital is a 700+ bed hospital and Level I Trauma Center that will serve as the primary teaching site for this program. The faculty at Reading Hospital are experienced and qualified, with residency teaching experience from the internal medicine residency program, as well as experience teaching other learners. The facilities and clinical resources at Reading Hospital are well-suited to accommodate infectious disease fellows.

Reading Hospital has a long history of medical teaching, with several long-standing residency programs and partnerships across the region. The hospital trains medical students and residents from other institutions, and sponsors independent programs in family medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, transitional year, and surgery. Further demonstrating a commitment to academic excellence and medical education, Tower Health partnered with Drexel University College of Medicine to open a branch campus medical school in Reading.

The Tower Health Reading Hospital Infectious Disease Fellowship is an ACGME-approved program committed to providing comprehensive training in Infectious Disease. Our Infectious Disease section has seven infectious disease physicians, two nurse practitioners, and one physician assistant. Our case mix is diverse, and we see the full breadth of infectious diseases, including routine plus exotic bacterial, fungal, parasitic, and viral infections.

Reading Hospital Center for Public Health, a Ryan White Part C Medical Clinic, will serve as the fellow's continuity clinic. The fellows will spend one half-day per week every week for their two years in the continuity clinic, where they will provide longitudinal care to patients with HIV infection under the supervision of a physician experienced in the management of HIV infection. In operation for more than 20 years, the Center takes a team approach to promoting the health and wellness of people diagnosed with HIV. The Center welcomes HIV-positive patients with and without medical insurance. They sees a few thousand patients per year.

We also provide antimicrobial stewardship, infection prevention, microbiology, travel medicine, and research educational opportunities. There are two fellowship positions per year for our two-year training fellowship program.

The primary focus of our fellowship program is to provide the best educational experience for our fellows and to produce highly-trained infectious disease physicians.