University of Alberta

Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, 3-588 11405 87 Ave
Edmonton
AB
T6G 1C9
CANADA
Phone: (780) 248-5540
Fax: 1-888-790-1176

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR:
Dr. Michael Hawkes

DIVISION DIRECTOR OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES:
Dr. Joan Robinson


MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM: 

Major Canadian centre for cardiac surgery and solid organ transplant
Global health, vaccinology, medical education are local strengths 

AFFILIATED HOSPITAL(S):
Stollery Children’s Hospital 

AVAILABLE FELLOWSHIP POSITIONS: 1/YEARLY

Number of trainees completing program in the last 5 years: 3

Training for: MD

Funding ensured for all three years.

Visas Accepted: Canada work permit

 

IS COMPLETION OF PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY TRAINING IN THE U.S. OR CANADA A REQUIREMENT? No

THE PROGRAM OFFERS THE FOLLOWING TRAINING:

Program provides training in diagnostic microbiology using laboratories on site.

Program provides training in infection control and hospital epidemiology.

Program provides training in antimicrobial stewardship.

Program provides global health opportunities.

Program provides substantial experience for trainee in:

  • HIV
  • Solid organ/transplantation
  • Adults
  • Congenital immune deficiencies
  • ICU and cardiac surgery nosocomial infections

Opportunity to fulfill ABP requirements for scholarly activity is available in the following general areas:

  • Bacteriology/bacterial infections
  • Epidemiology and statistics
  • Infection control/hospital epidemiology
  • Immunizations/Public health
  • Mycology/fungal infections
  • Parasitology/parasitic diseases
  • Virology/viral diseases
  • Antimicrobial agents/antimicrobial stewardship

Documented liaison exists offering opportunities for research experience in the laboratory of investigator(s) who is/are not faculty of the section.

Program offers the opportunity to obtain a Master’s degree in a field such as Public Health, Education, Clinical Sciences or Epidemiology (assuming appropriate arrangements are made).

Graduate School courses are available to trainee (assuming appropriate arrangements are made).

Program includes ABP-required core curricula in scholarly activities in didactic lecture and or experiential courses for fellows (epidemiology, statistics, research design, quality improvement and academic careers.)

The Infectious Diseases Service is the primary care provider for HIV infected children and adolescents.