The training program in Pediatric Infectious Diseases provides subspecialty residents with the background and experience that will enable them to provide optimal care and consultation to pediatric patients with infectious diseases. The training experience includes a properly balanced, well-organized and progressive clinical, technical, teaching, research, and consultative experience. The program encompasses basic concepts in immunology, epidemiology, and infection control as they relate to patient care and training in the prevention of infectious diseases.
Our curriculum is designed to:
- Present a wide variety of acute and chronic infectious diseases, including disorders of host defense;
- Prepare the subspecialty resident to understand and deal with the principles of disease control, prevention of nosocomial infections, and immunization programs;
- Teach basic epidemiologic and biostatistical methods and their application to clinical research and patient care;
- Teach the subspecialty resident the functions and appropriate utilization of diagnostic microbiology, immunology, virology, mycology, and parasitology laboratories;
- Prepare the subspecialty residents to conduct research in the broad area of pediatric infectious diseases;
- Ensure acquisition of appropriate teaching skills that can be used in the area of pediatric infectious diseases.