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Academic Curriculum

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Required Conferences

Pediatric infectious diseases fellows, attendings, APRNs, pharmacists, and rotating residents and medical students attend divisional conferences.

ASP Journal Club

  • Every other month journal club with article presentation and discussion led by ASP faculty.

Case Management Conference

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

Fellow Didactics 

  • Weekly didactic conference presented by fellows, divisional faculty, or extra-divisional faculty on pediatric infectious diseases topics to prepare fellows for pediatric infectious diseases boards.

Immunocompromised Didactics

  • Every other month didactic session focusing on the newest literature related to immunocompromised 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

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.

Microbiology Plate Rounds

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

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 feedback for upcoming presentations.

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 CMKC 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.
Several physicians are gathered around a conference table at Children's Mercy Kansas City