Clinical Training Elements

The majority of clinical training for fellows occurs in the first year of fellowship, but some clinical training can occur during all three training years. This training includes:

Inpatient Consultative Service:

  • 32-40 weeks on inpatient consult service at Seattle Children's Hospital
  • 4 weeks of training may be spent at University-affiliated hospitals including Harborview Medical Center (where the regional trauma and burn units are located) and University of Washington/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) Bone Marrow Unit
  • Additional elective rotations are arranged on an individual basis

Outpatient Clinics:

  • 4 months of outpatient virology / infectious diseases & immunology clinics

Clinical laboratory training:

  • 2 weeks of rotations in diagnostic bacteriology, mycology and virology laboratories

Teaching conferences:

  • Two-week orientation to the management of patients with infectious diseases
  • Ongoing teaching conferences including:
    • Clinical Case conferences
    • Fellow and faculty led interactive teaching sessions on core topics in Pediatric Infectious Disease
    • Weekly City-Wide clinical case discussions in infectious diseases