Program description

The fully funded three-year Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, is designed to prepare pediatricians for a variety of careers in pediatric infectious diseases.

Our training program provides an excellent opportunity for broad-based, comprehensive clinical and research experiences. During this fellowship, you will see pediatric patients with a variety of common and unusual viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic diseases. You will gain experience diagnosing and managing children with infectious complications.

The specific learning venues provided to you during a fellowship at Mayo Clinic include:

  • Inpatient and outpatient experiences
  • Community-acquired bacterial and viral infections
  • HIV and sexually transmitted infections
  • Neonatal and pediatric intensive care units
  • Solid-organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
  • Primary immunodeficiency
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • General and subspecialty surgeries, including:
    • Trauma
    • Cardiac and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
    • Orthopedic
    • Ear, nose and throat
    • Craniofacial
    • Neurological
    • Plastic
  • Clinical immunology, microbiology, and pediatric pharmacy experiences
  • Rotation in infection prevention and control, antimicrobial stewardship, and public health practice

Investigative and clinical skills acquired during the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship prepare and distinguish our fellows as highly competitive for research funding and outstanding in clinical competence.

The fellowship includes a minimum of 12 months of clinical training and up to 24 months of clinical or laboratory-based research, with the opportunity to receive a postdoctoral certificate or a postdoctoral master's degree in clinical and translational science.

Our fellows work directly with our staff physicians in a collegial atmosphere in beautiful Rochester, Minnesota. Southeastern Minnesota offers a safe and affordable quality of life on a competitive fellowship stipend. Our mission statement, "The needs of the patient come first," serves as a compass for all we do in Mayo Clinic Children's Center.

Our program adheres to the policies and procedures outlined by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, allowing us the opportunity to continue providing exemplary education to future medical professionals with their support and recognition.

Our program is also closely allied with Mayo's adult internal medicine Infectious Diseases Fellowship, which gives our fellows unique opportunities to see the differences and similarities between infectious disease practices among different demographics of people.

What makes Mayo Clinic a unique place to complete your pediatric infectious diseases fellowship?

Not only do we provide a flexible and personalized learning program for our fellows, but we also offer outstanding benefits and opportunities during this three-year training period.

In addition to clinical and research training, our program offers several other educational experiences:


The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.


The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship fulfills the requirements (three years) for subspecialty training in pediatric infectious diseases prescribed by the Subboard of Pediatric Infectious Diseases of the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP).

After successfully completing the program, you are eligible to take the pediatric infectious diseases subspecialty certifying examination offered by the ABP.

Program history

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota was accredited in 2002.

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