Infectious Diseases Residency Program

In the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Residency Program, trainees will see a variety of clinical problems, many of which are still best sorted out by a complete history and physical examination.

When on service, trainees are guaranteed to frequently see infectious diseases they have never seen before or new presentations or complications of infections that they have seen many times before. Because infectious diseases cross-reacts with all other sub-specialties, trainees will continue to make use of the knowledge acquired during their pediatric residency. Infectious diseases training lends itself well to any combination of clinical, administrative, research and teaching roles at the completion of training.

Program Highlights

  • This program is fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Program.
  • Trainees in our program receive daily teaching from the faculty when they are on the clinical service.
  • There is an excellent working relationship with the microbiology and the adult infectious diseases physicians.
  • Trainees from all three programs have many joint formal teaching sessions and a weekly journal club.
  • The Provincial Lab of Northern Alberta is located in our hospital, and physicians from the hospital attend our weekly Infectious Diseases rounds and often provide valuable input.
  • We have a close relationship with community medicine physicians.
  • We educate the residents in all the steps involved in designing and completing a research project.

    Why choose University of Alberta for the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Residency Program?

    • We place a strong emphasis on clinical infectious diseases and present interesting cases to share with the trainee.
    • The University of Alberta is a Canadian leader in evidence-based medicine, and is the home of the Canadian headquarters for the Cochrane Child Health Field. We can provide training in evidence based medicine.
    • Trainees receive extensive experience in prophylaxis and management of solid organ transplants as our centre does pediatric kidney, liver, multivisceral, lung and heart transplants.
    • We have the largest population of HIV infected children in the prairie provinces.
    • We have the second largest pediatric cardiac surgery program in Canada, so our trainees will acquire a great deal of experience in diagnosis and management of post-operative infections in this patient population.
    • Diverse living, arts and recreational opportunities in Edmonton.