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Department of Pediatrics

Curriculum

Master
Content

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship program is three years of training designed specifically to prepare qualified pediatricians for an academic career in infectious diseases. The program provides subspecialty residents with the background and experience that will prepare them to care for children with a broad spectrum of infectious diseases.

This preparation is achieved through a balanced, progressive training program that includes clinical, teaching, consultative, research and technical experiences. The research training provides the subspecialty resident with the experience to develop skills in the design, methodology, analysis and presentation of scientific basic science or clinical research. Critical review of clinical and basic science literature and independent study projects are required activities that develop a commitment to lifelong learning, scholarship and self-instruction. In addition, instruction and exposure to the related areas of immunology, infection control and hospital epidemiology enables the Pediatric Infectious Diseases subspecialty resident to apply principles of prevention of infectious diseases. The three-year program will prepare fellows for the American Board of Pediatrics subspecialty examination in Pediatric Infectious Diseases and a career in academic, industry or public health settings.

We have two specific training tracks (transplant medicine track and tropical/global medicine track) which offer specialized training to fellows interested in these areas of focus in the field of pediatric infectious diseases. Outside of these specialized tracks, our training program will comprehensively prepare them for an academic career with an emphasis on basic or translational research, clinical research, quality improvement research (including infection control and antimicrobial stewardship), or educational scholarship. Opportunities within our institution equip our trainees with the necessary skills to pursue these various career options.