Professional Development

Professional Certification

Demonstrate expertise in medical and public health microbiology with ABMM certification; application deadline April 1.


Postgraduate Training (CPEP)

Committee on Postdoctoral Educational Programs (CPEP)
CPEP accredits training programs that prepare scientists and physicians for leadership roles in the medical microbiology or immunology professions. The usual length of training is two years but may vary depending on the background of the fellow; there are 20 programs located in the U.S.

Trainees in medical microbiology learn diagnostic bacteriology, mycology, parasitology and virology, methods in antimicrobial testing, and techniques used in the molecular diagnosis of infectious diseases. Trainees in medical immunology learn testing for patients with malignancies, immunodeficiencies, autoimmune disease, allergy, and infectious diseases, as well as for patients treated with transplantation. All trainees receive research training and conduct original or collaborative research in conjunction with their clinical training. In addition, trainees study laboratory management, epidemiology, public health and laboratory safety.

CME/CE Opportunities

CME/CE Opportunities
ASM’s offers CME and CE credits for many of its clinical laboratory professional development activities.

ASM Writing Courses

ASM provides resources to assist graduate students pursuing careers in microbiology.

ASM Grant Writing Course
Intensive and closely guided experience in grant writing, scientific presentations, teaching, career planning and ethics.

Manuscript Writing and Publishing for Scientists Series
New to writing manuscripts for scientific journals? Reviewing a manuscript for the first time? Looking for fresh insights? ASM's Manuscript Writing and Publishing for Scientists Webinar series equips you with the skills you need to publish in top-tier scientific journals. Learn from seasoned scientists from both academia and government who frequently publish in and review for ASM journals.