Training Programs

Undergraduate Training Opportunities

Our division regularly welcomes medical students for an elective in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Elective opportunities in both the inpatient and outpatient clinical setting are available. Trainees also get exposure to the microbiology, virology and molecular biology laboratories which are located within CHEO. At the end of a rotation, the student will acquire knowledge of the etiology, clinical features, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of common pediatric infectious diseases, knowledge of the routine pediatric immunization program and relevant contra-indications, knowledge of the principles of infection control with respect to routine practices and isolation precautions and knowledge of common antimicrobial therapies.

Postgraduate Training Program

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Training Program is designed to provide the trainee with the necessary expertise to be a successful pediatric infectious diseases consultant of the highest academic calibre. It is a two- to three-year program with a minimum of two years required for Royal College certification. The program is integrated with the University Ottawa Faculty of  Medicine Adult Infectious Diseases program. This joint program is fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and enables the trainee to obtain the required core knowledge of pediatric infectious diseases, while being flexible enough to facilitate any research interests that he/she may have. In this context, there are excellent opportunities for the trainee to acquire skills in basic as well as clinical research in infectious diseases. The opportunity exists to take graduate level courses in microbiology/immunology or clinical epidemiology as part of the second year of the program.

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