TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Grant Paulsen, MD
COORDINATOR: Ms. Amanda Nintrup
CHIEF, INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Paul Spearman, MD
MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM: The mission of our fellowship program is to prepare Pediatric Infectious Diseases trainees for successful careers in academic medicine as outstanding clinicians, researchers, and educators. We seek to do this by fostering the development of clinical expertise through exposure to a wide variety of common and uncommon infections in normal and immunocompromised hosts. Opportunities for clinical training include both a general and immunocompromised consult service as well as out-patient clinics in general ID, immunocompromised host infections, an International Adoption Program and HIV care.
Development of expertise in a scholarly area applicable to infectious diseases will take place during the entire fellowship primarily through mentor-guided development and execution of a longitudinal research project. The Infectious Diseases Division offers outstanding training opportunities in basic, translational and clinical research. Opportunities to pursue MPH as well as master’s degrees in programs such as clinical trials, epidemiology, education or immunology are available.
Our 3-year ACGME-approved program is especially known for its emphasis in transplant infectious diseases, vaccine development, basic virology and immunology research, epidemiologic research, and antimicrobial stewardship. An additional fourth year of training is also available for appropriate candidates interested in pursuing further training in academic research and/or care of immunocompromised patients.
TITLE(S) OF RECENT FELLOWS’ PUBLISHED RESEARCH PAPERS:
GRANT FUNDING RECEIVED FOR FELLOW RESEARCH PROJECTS:
FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 2
FUNDING IS ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS: Yes
NUMBER OF INPATIENT/OUTPATIENT CONSULTS PER YEAR: 1,400
VISAS ACCEPTED: J1
IS COMPLETION OF PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY TRAINING IN THE U.S. OR CANADA A REQUIREMENT? Yes
Program provides training (didactic lectures, hands on experience, or antimicrobial stewardship meetings/membership in:
Opportunity to fulfill the ABP requirements for scholarly activity is available in the following general areas:
Opportunities for research outside of the ID Division? Yes
Program offers the opportunity to obtain a Master’s degree in a field such as Public Health, Education, Clinical Sciences or Epidemiology (assuming appropriate arrangements are made): Yes