The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program is ACGME-accredited and affiliated with the Pediatric Residency Program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The training program is jointly administered by the Department of Infectious Diseases at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. It is one of the largest training programs in North America and offers exceptional opportunities for training in both clinical medicine and biomedical research.
Upon successful completion of the three-year training program, fellows have a comprehensive understanding of the pathophysiology of pediatric infectious diseases, are able to diagnose and manage these disorders, understand clinical trials methodology and are skilled scientific investigators. Fellows completing the program meet the requirements for subspecialty board certification in pediatric infectious diseases and are well prepared for a career in academic medicine.
Opportunities are available for participation in graduate school classes at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center and University of Memphis, including Master's Degrees in Epidemiology and Public Health (with tuition assistance available), regular postdoctoral fellow retreats and personal and professional development programs. Fellows receive a professional development allowance, a personal computer for use during the fellowship, sign-on bonus, moving allowance, an employer-contributed retirement savings plan, medical, dental and vision insurance (cost shared), and disability and group life insurance. Additional benefits available to fellows include subsidized childcare. Memphis offers a relaxed, affordable lifestyle with excellent cultural and recreational amenities.