Fellowship Program

Infectious Disease Fellowship Program

Program Description
The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at the University of Chicago
is a 3-year program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).  Our program prepared individuals for careers in which investigative efforts, at the bench or in the clinical arena, are combined with clinical service. We offer flexibility in the design of the individual fellowship program in order to address the many different settings in which our trainees may function under the guise of a Pediatric Infectious Diseases subspecialist.

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program’s Program Director is Allison Bartlett, M.D.. The Section’s full-time faculty members are Julia Rosebush, D.O., Susan Boyle-Vavra, Ph.D., Robert Daum, M.D., and Daniel Johnson, M.D. Adjunct faculty members include Michael David, M.D., Ph.D., Barbara Hendrickson, M.D., Susan Gerber, M.D., and Rima McLeod.

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellowship program is comprised of 12 months of clinical experiences and 24 months or research. During their first years of fellowship training, trainees spend 8 months on the clinical service (including one month of service in the Clinical Diagnostic Microbiology Laboratory). The second and third years of training are dedicated to research; only two months of clinical service are required in each of the second and third years. Throughout their fellowships, fellows are involved in section-wide clinical research trials.

Research opportunities are available to trainees in the Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellowship program are broad. Fellows are not restricted to performing their research training with members of the sections. Rather, fellows are encouraged to seek research training across the campus. These opportunities range from research in Health Services, policy studies, and clinical trials to research in basic Microbiology and Immunology.

Application Requirements
Applications for fellowships that begin in July 2013 may apply to our program using ERAS or by contacting the Program Coordinator for a downloadable application. This is a December Application Cycle program. Applicants may begin applying November 15. Review of applications will begin December 1 and continue through May 31, 2012.  Applications must include:

  1. ERAS application form
  2. CV
  3. Personal statement
  4. Transcript
  5. USMLE or COMLEX scores – Steps I and II
  6. Three letters of recommendation from medical faculty that are familiar with the candidate’s work in pediatrics and/or research. One letter must be from the Pediatric Residency Program Director.

Applicants must possess and MD or DO degree and eligible to obtain licensure to practice medicine in the state of Illinois. The candidate must be a resident in Pediatrics (PL-2 or higher) or have completed Pediatric Residency training. Upon completion of residency training, candidates must be eligible to take the American Board of Pediatrics Board examination.

Our program accepts international applicants. Previous US clinical experience is preferred and an ECGMG certificate is required before entering the program, if accepted. All application requirements listed above apply. J-1 and H1-b visas are accepted.

Visit http://pedsid.bsd.uchicago.edu for additional information about the Pediatric Infectious Diseases section at the University of Chicago.

For specific inquiries, please contact:


Allison Bartlett, M.D.                                               
Program Director,            
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship                             
The University of Chicago                                           
5841 S. Maryland Ave., MC 6054                             
Chicago, IL 60637


Lee Brauer  
Centralized Fellowship Coordinator 
Pediatric Medical Education Office
University of Chicago Medicine
Fax 773.834.0748