As a fellow, you’ll enhance the department’s education program through interactions with medical students and residents on the wards, in conferences and in the clinics. You’ll present lectures within the pediatrics and infectious diseases conference schedules, as well as to other divisions. We require you to present at pediatric grand rounds in your third year of fellowship.
You will benefit from a wide array of educational offerings in collaboration with our colleagues in adult infectious diseases. Shared case conferences and a didactic lecture series supplement the pediatric infectious diseases curriculum. Our close proximity to diagnostic clinical laboratory services ensures opportunity to spend time in microbiology, virology, mycology and molecular diagnostic testing sites.
You’ll also have the opportunity to work with faculty and staff from programs outside our department, including the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, the UW Global Health Institute, and the UW School of Medicine and Public Health’s Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology and Department of Population Health.
In addition, the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology offers the NIH-funded Microbes in Health and Disease (MHD) Training Program, which is available to fund up to 3 years of research training for Infectious Disease Fellows. This grant has supported the research-intensive years for some of our past Infectious Diseases fellows. It is anticipated that the grant will be renewed for another five years of support. While not yet official, the grant scored fabulously well in study section and this can be attributed to the exceptional quality and accomplishments of our past and current Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellows and the role they played in illustrating our strong track record of training success. Visit the program’s website to learn more about how you can benefit from this educational opportunity.
Finally, you’ll be able to interact with national organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Public Health Association, the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society, American Society of Microbiology, the Society for Pediatric Research, the Infectious Disease Society of America, and many others. Fellows are encouraged to submit abstracts and receive departmental support for invitations to present their work. The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society offers a Fellows Survival Guide to help you navigate fellowship both prior to and during your training.