The Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Fellowship Program at Children's Mercy has a track
record in developing young physicians into excellent clinicians and clinical
We pride ourselves in the development
of a program that has kept abreast of the continual advances in pediatric
medicine. We offer a comprehensive, thoughtful and rewarding education with
varied experiences tailored to any fellow's interests.
Our program strives to maintain a
balance between education and service, humanities and science, and personal and
professional satisfaction. This balance will, we believe, encourage our fellows
to think broadly while preparing them to make educated career choices that best
fit their professional and personal goals.
Fellows are encouraged to attend
various conferences in pediatric infectious diseases, monthly meetings with
subspecialties, as well as meetings on ethics and quality improvement.
Fellows will be introduced to
quality-based infection prevention and control research as well as lab-based
microbiology research. In the second and third years of the program, fellows
will obtain approval for a refined research project and then present at
conferences, meetings and networking opportunities.
Our faculty recognizes that being
mentors and training future infectious diseases specialists is a privilege. We
will encourage our fellows to gain confidence and independence as they progress
through training while providing a collegial educational environment that
allows them to thrive.