To Candidates for Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases:
The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS) offers free membership to all trainees and offers many resources for pediatric and medicine-pediatric residents seeking to pursue a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases. Membership includes a subscription to the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, as well as access to the fellowship training directory, the fellows’ survival guide, and the PIDS career brochure and video testimonials outlining different career opportunities.
The Fellowship Training Directory as a helpful reference for trainees as they evaluate which training programs may best fit their educational goals. The directory contains general information about pediatric infectious diseases fellowship programs accredited by The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (CPSC), as well as a link to each program’s website (if one is available).
Candidates are encouraged to carefully review the information and to contact program directors with specific questions. Pediatric infectious diseases specialists within your own institution are another excellent source of information about fellowship programs. Almost all Pediatric infectious disease fellowship programs participate in The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Pediatric Specialties Fall Match. Important dates can be found at NRMP Pediatric Specialties Fall Match website.
The fellows’ survival guide is another useful resource for prospective fellows with information on getting started in a career in pediatric infectious diseases. You also will find information on how to become a member of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society as a trainee.
Many local, national, and international opportunities exist for physicians trained in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. They cover the entire spectrum of medicine, including academics (basic and clinical research and quality improvement), hospital-based, clinic and private practice, antimicrobial stewardship, public health, regulatory (Food and Drug Administration), industry, microbiology, and infection prevention and control. A PIDS We look forward to having you join us in one of the most professionally stimulating and personally satisfying careers in medicine.
Paul W. Spearman, MD, FPIDS
President, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Angela L. Myers, MD, MPH
Chair, Training Programs Committee