Infectious Diseases Fellowship Curriculum

The following didactic session are provided during fellowship:

  • Fellows Teaching Conference – This fellow run conference occurs weekly for an hour and covers the entire curriculum provided in the content specifications for the Pediatric Infectious Diseases subspecialty board examination over 3 years.
  • Journal Club – Recent publications in the infectious disease field are critically reviewed bi-monthly.
  • Case Conference – This weekly, hour long conference showcases educational or challenging cases from the inpatient consult team with participation from all fellows and faculty in attendance.
  • Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds – This weekly meeting run by the adult infectious disease division at UPMC with participation from other infectious divisions (including our own) across the city includes discussion of didactic adult and pediatric infectious disease cases, review of revised IDSA guidelines, updates on antimicrobial stewardship practices, debriefing of recent changes in epidemic crises (e.g., COVID19), etc.
  • Other available clinical conferences include Zitelli Conference (weekly general pediatrics conference), UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Grand Rounds, Cardiothoracic Transplant patient rounds, etc.
  • Research conferences at the UPMC Children's Hospital campus include the weekly Rangos Research Seminar and Mellon Scholars Seminar Series. Off campus research seminars (that are often available by teleconference or video) that are frequently of interest include department sponsored seminar from Immunology, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Graduate School of Public Health, etc.

The outstanding combination of clinical training and academic education provide a stellar training environment for fellows then succeed in their careers aspirations . Over the last 10 years, 100% of fellows passed their Pediatric Infectious Diseases Subspecialty Board certification examination.