Fellowship Didactics

In addition to the hands-on education during the clinical experience, a variety of formal didactic educational opportunities are available to Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellows. The educational curriculum is set up to cover high-yield topics necessary to pass the American Board of Pediatrics Infectious Diseases certifying exam and to give fellows experience in presenting interesting cases and research.

Education Conferences

Tuesdays 12:00 – 1:00pm: Led by fellows and faculty, a diverse set of topics are presented, including teaching cases, research works in progress, journal club as well as updates on current infectious disease topics.

Fridays 12:00 – 1:00pm: Faculty and fellows lead these review sessions of selected chapters from the American Academy of Pediatrics Red Book®. Key principles from each chapter along with PREP Infectious Diseases review questions are highlighted with a specific focus on board exam objectives. Additionally, high-yield topics in biostatistics, grant-writing and manuscript preparation are incorporated into this series.

Tuesdays 4:00 – 5:00 pm: Infectious Disease fellows from IU School of Medicine’s internal medicine fellowship program present interesting clinical cases with short didactics. Pediatric Infectious Disease fellows present at this conference twice yearly.

Wednesdays 8:00 – 9:00 am: This conference incorporates a wide range of topics in pediatrics. Experts from institutions throughout the country are invited to present the latest in pediatric research, education and clinical care.

Thursdays 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Presentations from global leaders in their fields on a variety of pediatric research topics.

Tuesdays 11:00 am – 12:00 pm; Thursdays 9:00 – 10:00 am: These conferences are led by faculty in clinical pathology and provide case-based examples to highlight the diagnostic workup important in the microbiology laboratory. Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellows are required to attend these sessions during their time on microbiology rotation and are encouraged to attend while on other rotations.

Once per month: Open to fellows from all pediatric subspecialties, these workshops cover a wide range of topics from ethics and conflict resolution to QI projects and medical education.