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Rady Children's Specialists

Infectious Diseases

Clinical Experience

We offer an unparalleled clinical experience that is also tailored to meet the career goal of the fellow.

Core Clinical Training

  • Inpatient
  • Outpatient

Electives

A variety of clinics that can be selected based on fellow’s career path.

Clinical Experiences: Inpatient

  • Rady Children’s Hospital clinical exposure
  • 2-week service blocks
  • First call (staff all as 1st year)
  • 3rd year: “Pre-tending”
​Fellow Year ​Number of Inpatient Blocks ​Weekends
​First Year ​6 blocks

  • 2 x 4 week blocks
  • 8 x 2 week blocks
​4-week block

  • 2 weekends (1 & 3)
2-week block:
  • 1 weekend (1)
Non-inpatient block:
  • 1 weekend (2)
​Second Year ​3 blocks

  • 6 x 2 week blocks
​2-week block:

  • 1 weekend (1)
Non-inpatient block:
  • 1 weekend (2)
​Third Year ​​3 blocks

  • 6 x 2 week blocks
​2 Week block:

  • 1 weekend (1)
Non-inpatient block:
  • 1 weekend (2)

Clinical Experiences: Outpatient

Microbiology Month:
  • Block #1 first year of fellowship
  • 2 weeks at UC San Diego Microbiology Lab
  • 2 weeks at Rady Children’s Microbiology Lab
    • Micro Lab (Micro Overview x2, Each Bench, Intake), Fungal Lab, PCR Lab, Hematology Lab, Send-out Lab, Pathology
OP Service Time:
  • ½ day per week when not on inpatient service
  • May include 1 per month in the elective clinics
  • Precepted by outpatient service attending
  • Encouraged to see mix of new patients & follow-ups

Elective Outpatient Clinics Based on Career Path:

  • ID Travel Clinic (Balboa)
  • HIV Clinic (UC San Diego)
  • Vaccine Clinic (Community)
  • STD Clinic (Community)
  • TB Clinic (Public Health)
  • Public Health (SD)
  • Refugee Intake Clinic (Catholic Charities)
  • Immunology Clinic (Rady Children’s)
  • Periodic Fever Clinic (Rady Children’s)
  • KD Clinic (RCHSD)
  • Indian Health Services (Community)
  • Adult Infectious Disease Experiences (UC San Diego)
  • Infection Control Rounds (Rady Children’s)
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Rounds (Rady Children’s)