The University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine’s Pediatric Infectious Diseases subspecialty fellowship 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.
The program is primarily based at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) which provides pediatric care to the Ottawa region as well Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec, Nunavut and parts of Northern Ontario. The spectrum of clinical infectious diseases cases seen at CHEO is comparable to other tertiary pediatric centres in North America.
Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellowship training is a two-year program leading to Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification. The program is integrated with the Adult Infectious Diseases program at the University of Ottawa. This joint program is fully accredited by the Royal College.
At the end of the fellowship training period, the trainee is expected to have acquired clinical competence in the management of infections along with a solid background in the basic sciences of microbiology, pharmacology, immunology and epidemiology.
The trainee may also elect to pursue dual training leading to certification in both infectious diseases and medical microbiology. The dual program requires three years of training.