Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology Education
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program
The Pediatric Infectious Diseases training program at the University of Minnesota prepares physician graduates of pediatric residency programs for board eligibility and academic careers in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. It also trains post-doctoral PhD scientists in microbial pathogenesis and developmental immunology.
Physician trainees pursue patient-oriented or laboratory research, develop medical education skills, and provide clinical subspecialty care to patients. Clinical rotations include two children's hospitals, and emphasize training in diagnosis and management of common childhood infections, infections in the immunocompromised host and pediatric HIV in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Trainees wishing to pursue training in epidemiology or clinical trials may obtain a concurrent MPH degree in the School of Public Health.
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship training is carried out in close collaboration with the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine. Shared training responsibilities and opportunities include research seminars and journal clubs.