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 and 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 and 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 and Plate Rounds|
|Monthly Neuroinfectious Diseases Clinical Conference|
|Department of Pediatrics|
|Fellows’ Career Development Retreats|
|Weekly Pediatric Clinical and Translational Research Seminar|
|Weekly Pediatric Molecular Medicine Seminar|
|Annual Pediatric Research Retreat|
|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|