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Academic Curriculum

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Required Conferences

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Conferences

  • In addition to pediatric infectious diseases fellows, division members attend conferences, including faculty, APRNs, pharmacists, and rotating residents and medical students.

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal Club

  • Monthly journal club with article presentation and discussion by a fellow or faculty with a professionalism vignette at the end of every conference which encourages discussion

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Conference

  • Monthly conference with focused presentation by a fellow or faculty regarding ongoing research projects, which allows for brainstorming research ideas and to receive critique for upcoming presentations.

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Didactics

  • Weekly didactic conference highlighting specific ABP content specifications presented by a fellow, ID faculty, or faculty from other specialties. Board review using PREP questions and fellow-written questions is also included in this time.

Case Management Conference

  • Weekly conference to discuss patients on the clinical consult service, interesting outpatient consults, and challenging cases.

Microbiology Plate Rounds

  • Monthly conference with the microbiology laboratory team to review viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic pathogens from clinical service cases.

Kansas City Infectious Disease Society (KCIDS)

  • Monthly case-based conference with both adult and pediatric infectious diseases presentations by faculty and fellows from various hospitals and universities from across the city.

Core Curriculum Didactics

  • Monthly meeting of fellows from all subspecialties hospital-wide to address topics common to all ACGME-approved fellowship programs, including leadership development, ethics, quality improvement and safety, and manuscript preparation.

Grand Rounds

  • Weekly conference with local and national speakers presenting pertinent pediatrics topics.

Morbidity and Mortality Conference

  • Monthly conference structured to define ways to improve quality of care through the analysis of recent cases.

Professor Rounds

  • Case-based presentations with an educational didactic component for hospital staff prepared and presented by a senior resident each week.

Academic Scholarship Conference

  • A unique bimonthly conference covering topics such as quality improvement, advocacy, research and medical education presented by CMH faculty as well as guest speakers and visiting professors.

Statistics Course

  • Monthly biostatistics training with introduction into various analysis techniques.

Continuous Quality and Practice Improvement

  • Annual seminars as well as monthly longitudinal experiential classes are offered to promote education of and development of quality improvement.

Grant Writing Workshop

  • Fellows will complete a two day grant writing workshop along with a longitudinal curriculum to support them through writing a competitive grant application.