Clinical Training and Schedule

Clinical Curriculum

With our clinical training, we aim to provide skills for trainees to function independently in a tertiary care academic setting, managing general pediatric infectious disease conditions as well as specialized questions regarding management of immunocompromised children. The UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals comprises two separate free-standing children’s hospitals, one in Oakland and the other in San Francisco.  They receive referrals and transfers from throughout northern and central California and offer a full spectrum of pediatric subspecialty care, including critical care, cardiothoracic surgery, as well as heart, liver, kidney, and bone marrow transplant services.


The 1st year of fellowship focuses on clinical training at our two clinical sites, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco and Oakland. For about nine months, the 1st year fellow serves on the inpatient consult service, with a team that includes medical students, residents, and at times a fellow in adult infectious disease. The 1st year fellow also attends a ½ day a week in our outpatient clinic, providing continuity of care for patients discharged from the hospital. In the 2nd year, in addition to 6 weeks of inpatient service, fellows staff one of the division’s outpatient clinics with an attending, allowing the fellow to gain greater autonomy as a pediatric infectious disease consultant. In the 3rd year, in addition to 6 weeks of inpatient service, fellows complete a series of subspecialty rotations with the UCSF Pediatric Immunology Program, our Pediatric HIV Clinic, the National Clinicians Consultation Center, the San Francisco Department of Public Health City Clinic, and the Tuberculosis Clinic at San Francisco Department of Public Health Tuberculosis Clinic.

Distribution of Rotations for First Year fellows



Inpatient Consult service (SF campus) - 4.5 months

Ambulatory Clinics


~ 40 ½ day clinics/year

Inpatient Consult service (Oakland campus) - 4.5 months

Microbiology Rotation – 2 weeks

Vacation – 4 weeks

Research – 4 weeks

Orientation – 2 weeks


Other Curricular Activities

In addition to training in the context of clinical service, we offer a comprehensive curriculum of conferences and activities that span all 3 fellow training years. This includes a lecture series of core topics, a weekly clinical conference, journal club, remote attendance of the adult ID grand rounds, and twice monthly rounds with the microbiology laboratory. Each fellow completes short rotations with the antibiotic stewardship and infection control programs, as well as one quality improvement project.