Curriculum Overview

The subspecialty training program in Pediatric Infectious Diseases is designed to provide advanced training and experience to acquire the knowledge, clinical and research experience, needed by a consultant to provide optimal care and consultation to pediatric patients with infectious diseases.  The emphasis of our program is to train physicians to pursue all three of these areas preparing the trainee for a career in academic medicine.  The teaching environment and educational experiences for trainees, detailed below, will equip them to become strong clinicians, educators, and investigators.  A period of 3 years of progressive educational experience provides subspecialty residents with the background and experience that will enable them to provide optimal care and consultation for pediatric patients with infectious diseases. To achieve this, the clinical and technical training involves a structured curriculum that provides progressive teaching, research, and consultative experiences. The educational program encompasses basic concepts in immunology, epidemiology, microbiology, clinical pharmacology, statistics, and infection control as they relate to patient care and training in the prevention of infectious diseases.

 

Block Schedule: Throughout the three-year curriculum, fellows participate in a broad variety of educational activities.

 

Conferences:

The Department of Pediatrics Fellows’ Core Curriculum Conference Series provides a structured curriculum for all fellows in the Department of Pediatrics and addresses topics including, but not limited to, research design, grant writing, presentation and teaching skills, quality improvement initiatives, principles of evidence-based medicine, professionalism, and an assortment of other topics.

Weekly conferences with fellows attend include:

  • Pediatric-Adult Infectious Disease Clinical Conference
  • City Wide Infectious Disease conference held in conjunction with Baylor College of Medicine.
  • Infectious Disease Journal Club.
  • Infectious Disease Research Conferences.
  • Pediatric Grand Rounds