Infectious Disease Fellowship

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Program Goals

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.

Our program seeks to develop skilled investigators and clinicians through:

  • Training physicians in the basic scientific study of pediatric infectious disease
  • Developing outstanding clinical skills through a wide variety of clinical experiences
  • Providing mentorship for both scientific and clinical training
  • 2 years of dedicated research time

Research Training

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.

Clinical Training

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.