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).  Following completion of the program, fellows are poised to assume an academic, clinical, or basic research position depending upon their interests. Our program provides rigorous exposure to an extremely diverse and medically complex clinical service at Comer Children’s Hospital in addition to myriad 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 related to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and 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. During the first year of training, fellows will spend 8 months on the inpatient clinical service (including 1 month of Adult ID inpatient service) 1 month in the Clinical Diagnostic Microbiology Laboratory, and 1 month on the Infection Control/Antimicrobial Stewardship rotation. The second and third years of training are dedicated to research with only 2 months of clinical service being required in each of these years. The fellowship experience is supplemented with didactic lectures 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.

Application Requirements
Applications for fellowships that begin in July 2016 may apply to our program using ERAS. This is a July application cycle program. Applicants may begin applying July 15th. Review of applications will begin on July 15th, 2015 and continue through October 31st, 2015.  Applications must include:

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

Applicants must possess an MD or DO degree and be 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 (ABP) General Pediatrics certifying examination. Our program accepts international applicants, however, previous US clinical experience is preferred and an ECFMG certificate is required before entering the program, if accepted. J-1 visas are accepted.

Visit http://pedsid.bsd.uchicago.edu for additional information about our fellowship program and the members of the Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases 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
abartlett@peds.bsd.uchicago.edu                      

Lee Brauer  
Centralized Fellowship Coordinator 
Pediatric Medical Education Office 
University of Chicago Medicine
773.702.0432 
Fax 773.834.0748
nbrauer1@peds.bsd.uchicago.edu