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Clinical Programs

Fellowship in Infectious Diseases and Tropical Pediatrics

This fellowship training program is quite broad. Clinical training in Pediatric Infectious Diseases is provided in the University of Maryland Hospital, an inner city Pediatric Service providing both primary care to the surrounding population and tertiary care for children throughout the Maryland area. The Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Pediatrics is one of the first in the country to have an accredited Fellowship Training Program in Pediatric Infectious Disease. The first year of this fellowship program is devoted to clinical training. The clinical fellow is responsible for initial consultation and day-to-day patient care and for organizing the clinical experience of residents and medical students on elective. Active consultation services are maintained at the University of Maryland Hospital Department of Pediatrics. The Department of Pediatrics is physically housed in newly renovated facilities in University Hospital, with an active clinical service composed of 122 beds and bassinets; there are 5400 admissions and 50,100 outpatient visits annually. Fellows training in the Division conduct research during the second and third years of their fellowship at the CVD. Nowhere else can investigators study infections at their most basic molecular level, construct vaccine candidates in the lab, test them in a full-time human volunteer isolation ward, then further evaluate these vaccines in field sites in the developing world. To apply for a fellowship position, please contact Miriam K Laufer M.D.