The overall goal of this program is to train individuals for careers in academic pediatric ID who will be skilled investigators and clinical subspecialists. The usual fellowship training program consists of a three-year period; however, modifications are possible depending on the background of the applicant.
We provide a strong research foundation upon which such a career can be based by providing a minimum of two years of laboratory training related to an ongoing research project. Fellows are free to choose from the large number of outstanding research projects at Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, the University of Washington, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute, and the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute. Strong emphasis is placed on finding a research mentor who will foster the ultimate development of an independent research program.
The subspecialty trainee will acquire clinical skills through didactic teaching, experience as a consultant in ID, and participation in conferences. Fellows emerge with extensive experience in management of a wide variety of infections, including bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic infections in a wide variety of clinical settings including previously healthy children, as well as surgical and immunocompromised patients.