TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Jesse Papenburg, MD
COORDINATOR: Cher Tieng Ting
CHIEF, INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Earl Rubin, MD
MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM: The Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre provides tertiary/quaternary pediatric care to a catchment area with a population of 1.7 million persons. There are active bone marrow, renal and heart transplant programs, 15-bed PICU, 52-bed NICU, and the busiest pediatric emergency room in Canada. The population of Montreal is diverse, with a substantial immigrant and refugee population; the MCH also services the sub-arctic regions of the province of Quebec and their indigenous populations (Inuit and Cree). As such, the geographic medicine component of the Infectious Diseases service is also very active, and we are fortunate to be supported on site by the J.D. MacLean Centre for Tropical Diseases. All of these attributes allow trainees to have a broad exposure to pediatric infectious diseases.
A highlight of our program is its educational integration with the adult infectious diseases and medical microbiology training programs, sharing a structured teaching program which includes weekly joint academic half-day and journal clubs. This close relationship allows for diversified academic discourse and research opportunities.
For microbiology training, we are fortunate to have a dedicated full-time Assistant Chief Technologist to supervise bench side in the lab.
At present, the Division includes seven infectious diseases specialists, three of whom are also certified in medical microbiology and another who is also certified in pediatric allergy and immunology. Our staff have nationally recognised expertise in clinical HIV, hospital infection control and prevention, epidemiologic research, viral diagnostics and vaccinology, contributing to provincial and national treatment, prevention and diagnostics recommendations.
TITLE(S) OF RECENT FELLOWS’ PUBLISHED PAPERS:
GRANT FUNDING RECEIVED FOR FELLOW RESEARCH PROJECTS:
NUMBER OF INPATIENT/OUTPATIENT CONSULTS PER YEAR: 1,250
FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 2
VISAS ACCEPTED: Other
FUNDING ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS: Yes
IS COMPLETION OF PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY TRAINING IN THE U.S. OR CANADA A REQUIREMENT? No
Program provides training (didactic lectures, hands on experience, or antimicrobial stewardship meetings/membership) in:
Opportunities to fulfill the ABP requirements for scholarly activity is available in the following general areas:
Opportunities exist 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