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Fellowship Didactics

In addition to 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

Required conferences during fellowship

  • Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Conference
    A weekly conference led by fellows and faculty. Diverse topics are presented including clinical cases, research works in progress, journal clubs, safety event investigations as well as updates on current infectious disease topics.

  • Fellows Education Conference
    Faculty and fellows lead these weekly 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.

  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases HIV Conference
    This is a monthly meeting led by faculty and invited speakers covering topics around pediatric HIV including treatment and antiretroviral resistance, perinatal HIV, opportunistic infections, disclosure and transitions of care.

  • Pediatrics Fellowship Workshop
    A monthly meeting for fellows from all pediatric subspecialties, these workshops cover a wide range of topics from ethics and conflict resolution to QI projects and medical education.

Additional educational conferences

  • Adult Infectious Diseases Clinical Conference
    A weekly conference in the Department of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases that includes clinical cases, journal clubs and HIV grand rounds. 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 yearly.

  • Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
    This weekly 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.

  • Wells Center Research Conference
    A weekly research conference in adjoining Wells Center with presentations from global leaders in their fields on a variety of pediatric research topics.

  • IU Center for Global Health Equity Global Health Research Speaker Series
    A monthly lecture that highlights research our international partners and IU faculty are doing in the field of global health and health equity.

  • Clinical Microbiology Plate Rounds
    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.

  • Nalepa Rounds
    This weekly conference brings together specialists from hematology/oncology, rheumatology, infectious disease, immunology and other relevant specialties to discuss challenging or interesting patients.

Apply for Fellowship

Physicians interested in applying for a Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Global Health Fellowship at IU School of Medicine can submit an application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).