About the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship (Subspecialty Resident) Program has been awarded continuous full accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The program is sponsored by The University of Tennessee Health Science Center with training sites at two freestanding children’s hospitals: Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The program is three years long and is sufficiently flexible to allow trainees to gain expertise in pediatric infectious diseases clinical practice and an area of basic, clinical or translational science research. The goal of the infectious diseases fellowship training program is to train future leaders in pediatric infectious diseases; physicians who are capable of making important clinical or basic science observations and transforming them into ideas that can be applied to the pathogenesis of infectious diseases or therapeutic interventions.