Mensaje de la Sociedad Americana de Microbiologia (ASM, por siglas en ingles), Colegio Americano de Microbiologia.
As Chair of the American College of Microbiology’s Committee on Postgraduate Educational Programs (CPEP), I am pleased to provide information about postdoctoral training opportunities.
CPEP accredits postdoctoral training programs in medical and public health microbiology and in medical laboratory immunology. There are 15 CPEP-accredited programs located in the U.S. These two-year programs are designed to prepare aspiring microbiologists and immunologists for leadership positions in the following settings:
• Clinical, medical, and public health laboratories
• Clinically-oriented research careers in commercial or university laboratories
• Faculty teaching positions in graduate or undergraduate programs
Individuals possessing a doctoral degree with graduate courses in microbiology and/or immunology are eligible to apply. A list of CPEP programs is available at www.asm.org/cpep
Postdoctoral training in a CPEP-approved program is the best first step toward professional certification by the American Board of Medical Microbiology or the American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology. Board certification is required for most medical laboratory positions and provides peer recognition.
I encourage you to visit the CPEP website to learn more about postdoctoral training in clinical microbiology and immunology. If you wish to discuss the advantages of a postdoctoral position in one of these programs and potential career opportunities, please contact me through the CPEP website. This may be a helpful step toward understanding and selecting a postdoctoral career path.
Larry D. Gray, Ph.D., D(ABMM)
Chair, Committee on Postgraduate Educational Programs