Advanced degrees

Many fellows have chosen to pursue advanced degrees during their fellowship training, which can be successfully integrated into the fellowship program. Graduate-level courses and degree programs in clinical and translational investigation are offered through the Washington University Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences (MSCI)Department of Surgery Public Health Sciences Division (MPHS) and Institute for Public Health (MPH).

Opportunities for teaching & medical education

Fellows also have ample teaching opportunities, including small-group ID course case discussions for second year medical students, didactic lectures for Phase 3 senior medical students rotating on Pediatrics and pediatric resident board review seminars. While on the inpatient clinical service, fellows are encouraged to present topics to rotating medical students and residents.

Fellows who are interested in pursuing a career in medical education can pursue formal training through Washington University Teaching Physician Pathway (TPP).

Educational seminars & career development

Washington University represents a rich academic environment, providing ample opportunities for clinical and scholarly enrichment. A sampling of these opportunities includes:

Infectious Diseases (ID) Conferences
Weekly Pediatric ID Clinical Case Conference
Weekly Pediatric ID Research Seminars, Journal Club, and Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Sessions
Weekly ID Grand Rounds (adult and pediatric cases)
Weekly ID Core Curriculum
Weekly Clinical Microbiology Case Conference
Department of Pediatrics
Fellows’ Career Development Retreats
Weekly Pediatric Clinical and Translational Research Seminar
Annual Pediatric Research Retreat
Washington University
Weekly Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis Seminar
Monthly Clinical Research Training Center (CRTC) Career Development Seminars
Annual CRTC Career Development Retreat
Institute for Public Health Global Health Work in Progress Series