Education

Welcome to Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program, which has been preparing Pediatricians for rewarding careers in research and patient care for more than 30 years. Graduates of the program have been successful in a variety of professional settings, including academia, government and industry. In addition to clinical training, each Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellow completes a closely mentored research project under the guidance of selected training faculty, drawn both from within the Division and throughout Yale University.

 

The Yale Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship offers clinical and research training for individuals who have completed a Pediatrics (or combined Medicine-Pediatrics) residency and seek Board Certification in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Clinical activities include inpatient and outpatient Infectious Diseases consultations at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, didactic conferences, journal clubs, weekly pediatric ID rounds, and monthly case presentations held jointly with our colleagues from the University of Connecticut.

 

In addition to clinical training, each Fellow pursues a closely mentored research experience under the supervision of a Yale faculty member with expertise in clinical, basic, and/or translational research. Training faculty are drawn from across the University, and represent a diverse, collaborative community of accomplished investigators studying a variety of infectious diseases, including viral infections, parasitic diseases, vector biology, and bacterial infections. Faculty are grouped into 3 defined training tracks, according to their specific research interests: Microbial Pathogenesis, Global Health, and Clinical Epidemiology. Of note, the considerable overlap among faculty in these tracks has created interesting opportunities for Fellows to conduct interdisciplinary, cross-cutting research under joint mentorship.

 

Length of training: The period of training is generally 3 years, although individuals committed to a research career may stay for an additional (4th) year. Funding for the full 3 years of fellowship is provided by the Department of Pediatrics, Yale-New Haven Hospital, and an NIH Training Grant (T32) that is currently in its 33rd year of continuous support. Fellows are encouraged to apply for individual fellowship awards to support the transition to faculty status.

 

Below is a representative 3 year schedule for Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellows.

 

Year 1 

Clinical infectious diseases consultation service

6-8 months 

 

Elective in Diagnostic Microbiology (optional)

1 month

 

Elective in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (optional)

1 month

 

Pediatric AIDS Clinic

Bi-Monthly 


Mentored laboratory/clinical research

2-4 months 


Courses and Seminars available to Fellows

Seminar on Responsible Conduct of Research

Pediatric Fellows Weekly Research Seminar

Graduate level courses (Yale Investigative Medicine Program, Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, School of Public Health) 

Concurrent with other activities 

 Years 2-3

Laboratory research#

8-10 months 


Courses and Seminars available to Fellows

Seminar on Responsible Conduct of Research 

Pediatric Fellows weekly Research Seminar

Graduate level courses (Yale Investigative Medicine Program, Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, School of Public Health) 

Concurrent with other activities

 

Clinical infectious diseases consultation services

2-3 months


Outpatient Clinic (Pediatric AIDS, Winchester Tuberculosis, or International Adoption) 

Monthly 

Course offerings available to Pediatric Infectious Diseases Trainees 

As part of their fellowship, trainees are offered the opportunity complete formal didactic coursework offered by graduate and professional programs at Yale University (see above). Fellows may be eligible for a Master’s in Public Health or a Master’s in Health Sciences degree, as well as a PhD specifically developed for physicians awarded through the Yale Investigative Medicine Program.


Research Training

During the first year of training, we work closely with our Fellows to identify appropriate and supportive mentors from across the University community. Fellows are encouraged to seek mentors from any relevant Department, School or Program at Yale, based on mutual interests and compatibility. The Yale faculty listed on the websites below are among the diverse pool of eligible mentors for Pediatric ID Fellows: 


Yale University is a truly global institution, and many Infectious Diseases training faculty are engaged in international collaborative research. Trainees may have opportunities to spend part of their fellowship working internationally under the guidance of a Yale faculty mentor and an international colleague.

 

Current Post Doctoral Fellows (2015-16):

Julia Glanternik MD (Montefiore-Albert Einstein College of Medicine)

Lourdes Aviles-Rios MD (University of Puerto Rico)

Carlos Oliveira MD (University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center)

 

Application Process

Applications are currently being accepted through the ERAS system. For additional assistance, please contact Ms. Karen Lavery.

Applications

For more information, please read our Fellowship Training Brochure. Applications are currently being accepted through the ERAS system. For additional assistance, please contact Ms. Karen Lavery.