Education Initiatives

The Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ID) training program at the Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto offers an exceptional depth and breadth of clinical experience for trainees at a variety of learning levels.

The hospital provides services that are considered among the top in North America. With as many as 30,000 children entering our region yearly from abroad we see a wide variety of consults. The ID service runs busy tuberculosis, HIV, congenital infection, travel, and general ID outpatient clinics. The ID consult service sees on average 110 consults each month. The many diverse clinical areas to which the ID team provides consultation services include: one of the largest paediatric critical care units in the world, among the largest paediatric solid organ transplant centres in North America, the largest paediatric ophthalmology service in North America, as well as a busy and active general paediatrics and complex care program, oncology and stem cell transplant program, cystic fibrosis clinic, sickle cell program, neonatal intensive care unit, and virtually all other paediatric subspecialties.  In addition, the training program has a strong relationship with microbiology and its in-house bacteriology, mycology, virology, electron microscopy and molecular labs.