Infectious Disease Fellowship

Facilities

Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is the main training facility. Riley Hospital is a 314-bed tertiary care center dedicated to the care of children with complex medical problems. This facility has a pediatric burn unit; neonatal, pediatric, and cardiovascular intensive care units; a 24-hour pediatric emergency room staffed exclusively by pediatrics trained physicians; and a stem cell transplant unit. In 2016, Riley Hospital had over 16,000 admissions (including nearly 2,000 ICU admissions), more than 45,000 emergency room visits, and over 13,000 surgery cases. Clinicians are supported by a large medical imaging facility with all needed technologies. 

Adjacent to our section's administrative office is a large ambulatory facility available for outpatient evaluations where fellows participate in general ID and HIV clinics. 

Fellows perform inpatient consultations at other hospitals in Indianapolis including IU North Hospital, IU Methodist Hospital, IU University Hospital, and the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi HospitalClick here for a description of the facilities.

 

Resources

Fellows will have online access to the majority of medical journals, databases, textbooks, and other resources. Fellows will be encouraged to join the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, and the American Society for Microbiology. Their dues are paid for by the section.

Fellows are given $1,500 annually for continuing medical education for books, supplies, and traveling to conferences. Preparation for the pediatric infectious diseases board exam is incorporated into regular educational conferences as well as through access to other board review materials. Fellows take the subspecialty in-training exam (SITE) each year.

Stipends and benefits are outlined on the IU GME website. We offer health and dental insurance, disability and life insurance, and liability insurance. On site parking is provided without charge. Compensation is commensurate with level of training.