April 2012

To Candidates for Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases:

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society is pleased to offer the Training Programs in Pediatric Infectious Diseases in the United States and Canada as helpful reference for persons making a decision about a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredits all programs listed in collaboration with the Residency Review Committee (RRC) for Pediatrics in the United States, or accrediated through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (CPSC). The directory contains general information as well as unique features of each program. Examples are given of the projects and publications of current and recent fellows as well as grant funding received for research projects.

In making a decision, candidates are encouraged to carefully review the information and to contact program directors with specific questions. We recommend that you visit programs that seem to best meet your needs before making a final decision. Pediatric infectious disease fellowship programs do not currently participate in a national match. Visiting programs that you are seriously considering will assist you in the decision making process and may facilitate acceptance in the program of your choice.

This edition of the Directory of Training Programs contains other useful resources including the list of criteria for certification as a sub-specialist in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, as outlined by the American Board of Pediatrics. You also will find information on how to become a member of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society during fellowship. Membership includes a subscription to the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal. Each month, the Journal provides a concise review of two important topics in infectious diseases, in addition to a large number of high quality articles.

Many opportunities exist for physicians trained in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. They cover the entire spectrum of medicine, including academics (basic and clinical research), hospital-based, clinic and private practice, public health, regulatory (Food and Drug Administration), industry, microbiology, infection control, and include local, national and international pursuits. For additional information please ask the director of your pediatric residency program about the brochure prepared by the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society entitled "Career Opportunities in Pediatric Infectious Disease". We look forward to having you join us in one of the most professionally stimulating and personally satisfying careers in medicine.


Janet A. Englund, MD
President, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

Kristina A. Bryant, MD
Chair, Training Programs Committee