Thank you for your interest in our Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellowship program at Washington University in St. Louis! We understand that the 2020 application season (for the July 2021 start date) falls during a complex time and that you may not have completed planned electives or secured previously envisioned letters of recommendation. We assure you that we will be mindful of these realities when reviewing applications.

All Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellowship interviews will only be offered virtually for the July 2021 start date.

Infectious Diseases | Fellowships

Program Description

Dr. Fritz teaches preschoolers about germs.

Program Co-Directors:
S. Celeste Morley, MD, PhD
Stephanie Fritz, MD, MSCI (email)

Our pediatric infectious diseases fellowship is a nationally recognized, fully ACGME-accredited three-year program that provides fellows with a broad and deep clinical experience and strong grounding in basic or clinical investigation. The program structure is flexible and is tailored to suit each individual's interests and experience. The primary goal is to prepare fellows for academic careers in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Since its inception, the program has achieved a 100% pass rate on the American Board of Pediatrics certification examination in pediatric infectious diseases.

The Infectious Diseases division was selected for the Outstanding Division Teaching Award from the SLCH House Staff for the last four consecutive years (2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019). Divisional faculty also won individual awards for 2019: Dr. Jason Newland (Outstanding Subspecialty Teacher) and Dr. Patrick Reich (Commitment to Teaching).

Clinical training is predominantly performed at St. Louis Children's Hospital, a nationally recognized 390-bed pediatric quaternary referral center on the campus of the Washington University Medical Center that is among the nation’s elite children’s hospitals. St. Louis Children's Hospital is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report in all subspecialties.

Dr. Morley with a DBBS Immunology grad student at Immunology journal club.

A number of prior trainees have pursued American Board of Pediatrics-approved combined subspecialty training, including rheumatology, emergency medicine, critical care, and newborn medicine. We have also trained dual Medicine-Pediatrics fellows in adult and pediatric infectious diseases.

All ABP-sponsored tracks, including the Accelerated Research Pathway, are available in conjunction with the Pediatric Residency Program at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Washington University was among the first in the country to offer a Pediatric Physician-Scientist Training Program for MD/PhD residency applicants who wish to pursue research-based faculty careers in academic pediatrics.

Our fellowship program currently accepts two fellows per year. J1 and H1B visas are welcome.

Please contact the program directors (links above) with any questions!

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