Clinical Training and Research
Clinical experiences for fellows comprise a total of one-third of the three-year training program and occur at the Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine of Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C. Children's National is a 323-bed facility that has served the nation's capital for over 140 years. Included in these beds are a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, a Neurologic Intensive Care Unit, a Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Unit and a Level I Trauma Center. We admit over 15,000 children annually and provide more than 669,000 outpatient visits per year. Our Infectious Diseases service sees approximately 30 new and 100 follow-up visits monthly in our outpatient clinic, with over 100 inpatient consult visits per month. We accept up to three new fellows into the program each year.
Our infectious diseases practice reflects a highly diverse patient population, with children residing in the mid-Atlantic region as well as those originating or traveling from sites across the United States and the world. We care for children with not only common pediatric infections such as pneumonia and osteomyelitis, but also conditions including malaria, typhoid fever and other tropical diseases, endemic infections such as Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and infections in compromised hosts. Our fellows actively participate in our HIV Prevention and Treatment Program, providing subspecialty and primary care to HIV-exposed and infected children.
Research experience is performed for two years out of the three-year fellowship program. All fellows choose a scholarly activity resulting in a work product in accordance with American Board of Pediatrics requirements. The program provides access to a wide variety of opportunities for this major project. Additionally, most fellows also complete smaller research projects for publication, such as descriptive case series, retrospective case control studies or prospective interventional studies, and present study findings at national meetings.
We offer several fellowship tracks, including: