Medical College of Wisconsin

PO Box 1997
Milwaukee, WI
53201

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Phone: (414) 337-5499

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR:  Michelle Mitchell, MD

COORDINATOR:  Ms. Connie Chase

CHIEF, INFECTIOUS DISEASES:  Ravit Boger, MD

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM:  The goal of our 3-year, fully funded fellowship program is to provide comprehensive clinical and research training in pediatric infectious diseases that is tailored to the fellow’s previous experience, individual interests, and aspirations, in a collegial and nurturing environment that fosters intellectual curiosity and prepares them to excel as academic researchers and clinicians. 52 clinical weeks are spent on the inpatient consult service at Children’s Wisconsin, divided throughout the training period. A broad range of patients with an immense depth of pathology are evaluated including intensive care, surgical/post-surgical, transplant (liver, heart, kidney, BMT) and more. Fellows will participate in outpatient clinic experiences (approximately 15 – 20 half-day clinics per year) including general infectious disease, HIV, hepatitis C and care for international travelers. Approximately one month of training is dedicated towards becoming familiar with the basic principles and practice of clinical microbiology. Fellows will have up to 23 months of protected time to work towards research goals. A vast array of research options exist from basic science to clinical/translational, quality improvement, or collaborating with the MCW Office of Global Health or mentors from other divisions and departments at MCW. Ample opportunities also exist to develop skills in grant writing and allow the fellow to be competitive for local and national awards during fellowship training. The vast resources of MCW including the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Center for Infectious Disease Research, and the School of Public Health among others, provides abundant opportunity for a successful clinical and research career.

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS:

Children’s Wisconsin

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR:  1

VISAS ACCEPTED:  J1

FUNDING ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS:  Yes

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:

  1. Microbiology lab on site
  2. Infection control and hospital epidemiology
  3. Antimicrobial stewardship
  4. Immunocompromised hosts

Opportunities to fulfill the ABP requirements for scholarly activity is available in the following general areas:

  1. Antimicrobial agents
  2. Antimicrobial stewardship
  3. Bacteriology/bacterial infections
  4. Bioethics
  5. Clinical trials
  6. Epidemiology and statistics
  7. Global health
  8. HIV
  9. Immunizations
  10. Infection control/hospital epidemiology
  11. Medical education
  12. Mycology/fungal infections
  13. Parasitology/parasitic diseases
  14. Public health
  15. Quality improvement
  16. Transplant medicine
  17. Virology/viral diseases

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 arrangement are made):  Yes

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