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C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

Fellowship

Clinical Training | Research Opportunities | Eligibility and Selection | Application | Supervision Policy

Fellowship Director:
Jason B. Weinberg, M.D.

Current Fellows

Mission and Overview

The goal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Training Program is to provide extensive infectious diseases-oriented research and clinical experiences over a three-year period that prepare pediatricians for certification as infectious diseases physicians. Fellows spend two to four months each year on the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Consultation service at Mott Children's Hospital and the remainder of the time working on a research project.

The program is under the direction of Jason Weinberg, M.D.
For more information about the Infectious Diseases Division of the Department of Pediatrics, please click here.

Clinical Training

Under the supervision of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases faculty members, our medical students, pediatric residents, and fellows care for children with a wide variety of both common and uncommon infections. Many patients served by our hospital are immunosuppressed because of cancer chemotherapy, primary immunodeficiency diseases, HIV infection, immunosuppressive therapy, or organ transplantation, and develop many challenging infections.

Clinical Experiences:

Mott Children's Hospital also has pediatric general surgery and subspecialty surgery patients (thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, urology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, and otolaryngology) with complex surgical problems that often present challenging infectious diseases questions. Our division is closely integrated with the hospital bacteriology, mycology, parasitology and virology laboratories and the fellows serve rotations in these areas.

meetingFellows participate in weekly clinical conferences within the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Division and in conjunction with internal medicine infectious diseases, as well as general pediatric conferences such as Grand Rounds, case conference, x-ray conference, and morning report.

Continuity care of patients is encouraged as fellows have the opportunity to follow their patients in the Pediatric Infectious Diseases clinic. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Consultation service usually consists of a supervising faculty member, a fellow, one or two pediatric residents, and one or two fourth-year medical students.

Research Opportunties

Under the direction of a faculty member, a research program is designed for each fellow to meet his/her unique career goals and past research experience. This program includes extensive time in the laboratory learning investigative techniques and courses in molecular and cell biology, statistical methods, study design, etc.

Fellows write a research grant proposal during their first year, and actively participate in research conferences and journal clubs sponsored by the Department of Epidemiology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, and the Division of Internal Medicine Infectious Diseases.

The University of Michigan prides itself on its commitment to research endeavors and offers many resources in the Departments of Microbiology and Immunology, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Biology, Laboratory Animal Medicine, and the School of Public Health, that will enrich the fellow's research training.

Associated Research Programs:

 

Eligibility and Selection

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program supports and follows the Graduate Medical Education policy on trainee selection.
University of Michigan Graduate Medical Education: Prospective Residents & Fellows
University of Michigan GME Policy on House Officer Selection.

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the University of Michigan's Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program. Applications are accepted through ERAS.

Supervision

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program follows the Graduate Medical Education policy on Trainee Supervision.
Global Clinical Program Trainee (Resident) Supervision Policy