Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship

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Fellowship Coordinator
Lindsey Christ 

Program Overview

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. 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, including inpatient and outpatient pediatric HIV care. Training is also open to post-doctoral PhD scientists in microbial pathogenesis and developmental immunology. Trainees wishing to pursue training in epidemiology or clinical trials may obtain a concurrent MPH degree in the School of Public Health.

Faculty are committed and experienced in research, education, and clinical care. Faculty members also provide services and collaborate with community-based health care organizations including the Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Hennepin County Medical Center, regional health care maintenance organizations, and the Minnesota Department of Health.  Faculty members who work with fellows oversee nationally and internationally recognized research and clinical laboratories. Some faculty members hold joint appointments in other departments of the University of Minnesota, Medical School.

Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellowship training is carried out in collaboration with the Department Medicine's Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine. Shared training responsibilities and opportunities include research seminars and journal clubs.

Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellowship at the University of Minnesota offers an excellent opportunity to develop the research, didactic, and clinical skills necessary for success in an academic or industry pediatric infectious diseases position.