Pediatric Infectious Diseases Elective
The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Division offers training opportunities for all levels of medical trainees. Electives for both residents and medical students focus on the diagnosis and management of children with complicated infections. The goal of our electives is to provide trainees not only with a glimpse into the variety of roles of an infectious diseases physician, but also to expand the knowledge and skills that will enhance their practice regardless of what career path they choose. To personalize a trainee's experience, we create a unique schedule for each trainee that includes not only time on the inpatient and outpatient services, but also time with the hospital's Infection, Prevention & Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship teams. At Outpatient Clinic, residents and students assist in outpatient referrals and the management of children with various types of infectious diseases and chronic infections.
There is a strong emphasis on teaching throughout our service, and trainees are given careful guidance and feedback from the attending faculty. In addition, faculty members actively participate in teaching conferences, inpatient and outpatient rounds, journal club meetings and other didactics.
For more information on our resident elective, LPCH residents should contact the Chief Residents regarding schduling an elective. Residents from other institutions should contact the Fellowship Program Coordinator, Kim Vo, for information regarding availability and the application process.
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David Vu, MD
Clerkship and Residency Rotation Director
Fellowship Program Coordinator