McGill University / Montreal Childrens Hospital

2300 Tupper Street
Montreal
PQ
H3H 1P3
CANADA
Phone: (514) 412-4485
Fax: (514) 412-4494

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Earl Rubin, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST:Vaccine trials; rapid viral diagnostic tests

TRAINING PROGRAM ASSISTANT DIRECTOR:
RESEARCH INTEREST:

CHIEF OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Jane C McDonald, MD
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Rapid viral diagnostic tests; respiratory syncytial virus infections

ASSOCIATE: Dorothy L Moore, MD, PhD
RESEARCH INTEREST:Hospital-acquired infections; HIV clinical trials

ASSOCIATE: Francisco JD Noya, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Vaccine trials; Immunolgy; Asthma

ASSOCIATE: Caroline Quach, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Hospital epidemiology; nosocomial infections; vaccine preventable diseases

ASSOCIATE: Chris Karatzios
RESEARCH INTEREST: HIV Clinical trials

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM: Our two-year core program aims to prepare pediatricians for certification (Royal College, AAP) and academic careers in infectious diseases. The program includes 12 months of clinical training, six months of diagnostic microbiology, and six months for research or clinical elective. Clinical training includes 10 months pediatric and two months adult patient care, and exposure to infection in normal hosts, as well as those immunocompromised by malignancy, HIV, bone marrow, and solid-organ transplantation. Laboratory training includes diagnostic bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, virology, and tropical medicine. A number of courses in epidemiology/biostatistics are available and encouraged. Research training may be in basic, clinical, or epidemiologic projects. A three-year program that leads to certification in both pediatric infectious diseases and in medical microbiology is also available. Kb>HOSPITALS PARTICIPATING IN PROGRAM: Montreal Children's Hospital; Jewish General Hospital; Montreal Genereal Hospital; Royal Victoria Hospital

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS:

NUMBER OF PEDIATRIC BEDS: Approximately 200

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR: 1-3

TRAINING FOR MD; DO; MD, PhD:

FUNDING IS ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS: No

VISAS ACCEPTED: J1, H1B, Other

IS COMPLETION OF PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY TRAINING IN THE U.S. OR CANADA A REQUIREMENT? YES

THE PROGRAM OFFERS THE FOLLOWING TRAINING:

Program provides training in diagnostic microbiology using laboratories on site:

Microbiology laboratory:  YES
Clinical virus isolation laboratory: YES
Molecular diagnostics: YES
Other – Please specify: Parasitology; Fungal isoation and identification; Mycobacteria

Program provides training in infection control and hospital epidemiology as:

Didactic lectures:  YES
Hands on experience: YES
Infection Control Meetings/Membership: YES

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

Bacteriology/bacterial infections: YES
Epidemiology and statistics: YES
Infection control/hospital epidemiology: YES
Immunizations/Public health: YES
Mycology/fungal infections: YES
Parasitology/parasitic diseases: YES
Virology/viral diseases: YES
Antimicrobial agents: YES
Other – Please specify:

Research opportunities in the section’s program could be describes as:

Basic (bench): YES
Molecular: YES
Translational: NO
Epidemiologic: YES
Clinical: YES
International/Public Health: YES
Health Services: NO
HIV, Basic: YES
HIV, Clinical: YES
ACTG Site: NO
Other – Please specify:

Documented liaison exists offering opportunities for research experience n the laboratory of investigator(s) who is (are) not faculty of the section: YES

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): YES

Other – Please specify:

Graduate school courses are available to trainee (assuming appropriate arrangements are made): YES

Program provides substantial clinical experiences for trainees in special areas/hosts:

HIV: YES
Bone marrow transplantation: YES
Solid organ/transplantation: YES
Travelers/adoptees: YES
Adults: YES
Congenital immune deficiencies: YES
Other – Please specify:

Program includes ABP-required core curricula in scholarly activities in didactic lecture course for fellows (includes epidemiology, statistics, research design, and academic careers): YES/NO

Program has an NIH-sponsored training grant: NO

The Infectious Diseases Service is the primary care provider for HIV-infected children and adolescents: YES

Average number of new outpatient consultations per month: 10-15

Average number of established outpatient follow-up visits per month: 40-50

Average number of new inpatient consultations per month: 50-70

Number of trainees completing program in the last 5 years: (2002-2007)7