The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the University of Chicago is a three-year ACGME accredited program. Following completion of the program, fellows are poised to assume an academic, clinical, or basic research position depending on their interests. Our program provides rigorous exposure to an extremely diverse and medically complex clinical service at Comer Children's Hospital in addition to a myriad of research opportunities both within and outside of the Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Our program offers flexibility in the design of the individual fellowship program so as to address the many different settings in which our trainees may function as Pediatric Infectious Diseases subspecialists upon fellowship graduation. Academic and research areas of interest include but are not limited to infection prevention, antimicrobial stewardship, quality improvement, pediatric/adolescent HIV prevention and outreach, Hepatitis C, and basic science and translational research realated to toxoplasmosis infections. Fellows are also given the opportunity to gain outpatient exposure via participation in a variety of clinical settings to include general pediatric ID clinic at Comer Children's, a federally qualified health center, travel clinic, community-wide immunization programs, and adoption clinic.
The fellowship program is comprised of 12 months of clinical experience and 24 months of research.
1st year of training: 6 months of inpatient pediatric clinical consultation service, 1 month in the Clinical Diagnostic Microbiology Laboratory, and 1 month on Infection Control/Antimicrobial Stewardship. The remaining time is dedicated to developing a scholarly project(s) that will be carried out during the 2nd and 3rd years of training.
Clinic: 1st year fellows work with Dr. Barbara Hendrickson ½ day per week in the Comer Children’s Hospital Outpatient General ID Clinic.
2nd year of training: 3 months of inpatient clinical consultation service and 1 month on the general adult ID inpatient service. The remaining time is dedicated to carrying out scholarly activities.
Clinic: 2nd year fellows work with Dr. Julia Rosebush ½ day per week at the Friend Family Health Center Outpatient ID Clinic that focuses almost exclusively on HIV/STI treatment and prevention services.
3rd year of training: 3 months of inpatient clinical consultation service. The remaining time is dedicated to carrying out scholarly activities.
Clinic: 3rd year fellows work with Dr. Daniel Johnson twice monthly at the Mt. Sinai Hospital Outpatient General Pediatric ID Clinic.
The fellowship experience is supplemented with didactic lectures and learning experiences that will assist in the preparation of fellows to sit for the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Pediatric Infectious Diseases Certifying Examination at the completion of the training program.