The didactic component of fellowship training includes both structured formal curriculum as well as daily bedside teaching during inpatient and outpatient care.
Peds ID Fellows Lecture Series
This weekly lecture series is provided by pediatric infectious diseases faculty, adult infectious diseases faculty, other Stanford University faculty, and visiting faculty. Over the course of the three year fellowship, the series covers all of the fundamental aspect of pediatric infectious diseases, meeting the requirements for the American Board of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Content. Aspects of patient management as well as training in manuscript and grant writing, and research methodology are also covered. In addition, reviews of the various career opportunities available to infectious diseases physicians are presented by experts in these career roles.
Adult ID Fellows Lecture Series
A weekly lecture series provided by the adult infectious diseases faculty which rounds out the fellows’ knowledge base by providing formal training in infectious diseases less commonly encountered in pediatrics. Also included are infectious diseases journal clubs and separate HIV journal clubs.
Clinical Case Conferences
Each week challenging inpatient and outpatient infectious disease cases are presented to and discussed by the Division, with attending physicians, fellows, residents, medical students and pharmacy staff in attendance
Mini Review Session
Mini review sessions are brief summaries of the current medical literature presented by a Division faculty member pertaining to specific infectious diseases topics.
Red Book Rounds/Board Review
A fellow-run, weekly session that includes a review of specific Red Book topics and a review of PREP infectious disease questions.
MD-to-MD Referral Review
Monthly review of interesting and instructive referral questions from community physicians. This format highlights key clinical questions and allows fellows to reason through the cases and compare answers with the recommendations that the faculty provided.
Each year the fellows take the Subspecialty In-Training Exam (SITE). Results of the exam are used to inform changes to the curriculum to focus on knowledge gaps identified. Fellows are encouraged to take the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Boards as soon as possible upon graduation from the program. First time pass rates for fellows graduating from our program are higher than the national average.