The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the University of Chicago is a three-year ACGME accredited program. Upon graduation, our fellows are poised to assume the role in the academic, clinical, or basic research field depending on their interests. Our program provides rigorous exposure to an extremely diverse and medically complex patient population at Comer Children's Hospital in addition to myriad research opportunities both inside the Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and at The University of Chicago at large.
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 subspecialists upon graduation. Academic and research areas of interest include but are not limited to infection prevention, antimicrobial stewardship, quality improvement, pediatric/adolescent HIV, Hepatitis C, and basic science and translational research related 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 focused on HIV infection/prevention, travel clinic, and a community-wide immunization program.
To produce competent clinical leaders in the field of Pediatric Infectious Diseases who are capable of treating diverse and medically complex pediatric patient populations.
To develop the next generation of Pediatric Infectious Diseases scholars through the creation of a collaborative and supportive academic mentorship network.
To facilitate the growth and development of Pediatric Infectious Diseases medical educators through fellow participation in University, Department, and Section-wide learning initiatives.
To enhance fellows' utilization and application of a public-health approach to the discipline of Pediatric Infectious Diseases in order to maximize the overall health and well-being of the individuals and communities that they serve.