TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Thomas Belhorn, MD, PhD
COORDINATOR: Jaime Cooke
CHIEF, INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Toni Darville, MD
MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM: The Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease at UNC offers a rich training environment for physicians and researchers to receive a comprehensive educational experience, drawing on our close relationship with other world-class clinical teachers and researchers within the UNC School of Medicine community. UNC offers an unparalleled opportunity for studying pediatric infectious diseases within a strong general and subspecialty pediatric setting. Our training program consists of a comprehensive clinical and research experience spanning three years. This program is intended for physicians who desire to pursue a career in academic medicine that combines clinical, research, and educational activities.
Clinical experience on the UNC Pediatric Infectious Disease Consult Service and in outpatient Pediatric Infectious Disease and HIV Clinics will provide most of the clinical experiences in this subspecialty.
Fellows will rotate on the inpatient consult service 6 months during their first year, and 2 months each during the second and third years. The subspecialty fellows spend a half-day session each week that they are not on inpatient service during the 1st year of training and a half-day two times per month in their second and third year of training. Our curriculum is very flexible and duration and participation in some rotations is dependent upon the fellow’s specific interests.
TITLE(S) OF RECENT FELLOWS’ PUBLISHED PAPERS OF RESEARCH PROJECTS:
NC Children’s Hospital
NUMBER OF INPATIENT/OUTPATIENT CONSULTS PER YEAR: 1,826
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:
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 are made): Yes