The Struggling Infectious Diseases Fellow: Remediation Challenges and Opportunities Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofaa058 PMID: 32166097 Web of Science: 000522853100016
Open Access International Collaboration

Cited authors

  • Melia, Michael T.; Paez, Armando; Reid, Gail; Chirch, Lisa M.; Luther, Vera P.; Blackburn, Brian G.; Perez, Federico; Abdoler, Emily; Kaul, Daniel R.; Rehm, Susan; Harik, Nada; Barsoumian, Alice; Person, Anna K.; Yun, Heather; Beckham, J. David; Boruchoff, Susan; Cariello, Paloma F.; Cutrell, James B.; Graber, Christopher J.; Lee, Dong Heun; Maziarz, Eileen; Paras, Molly L.; Razonable, Raymund R.; Ressner, Roseanne; Chen, Anne; Chow, Brian; Escota, Gerome; Herc, Erica; Johnson, Andrew; Maves, Ryan C.; Nnedu, Obinna; Clauss, Heather; Kulkarni, Prathit; Pottinger, Paul S.; Serpa, Jose A.; Bhowmick, Tanaya; Bittner, Marvin; Wooten, Darcy; Casanas, Beata; Shnekendorf, Rachel; Blumberg, Emily A.


  • Remediation of struggling learners is a challenge faced by all educators. In recognition of this reality, and in light of contemporary challenges facing infectious diseases (ID) fellowship program directors, the Infectious Diseases Society of America Training Program Directors' Committee focused the 2018 National Fellowship Program Directors' Meeting at IDWeek on "Remediation of the Struggling Fellow." Small group discussions addressed 7 core topics, including feedback and evaluations, performance management and remediation, knowledge deficits, fellow well-being, efficiency and time management, teaching skills, and career development. This manuscript synthesizes those discussions around a competency-based framework to provide program directors and other educators with a roadmap for addressing common contemporary remediation challenges.

Publication date

  • 2020

Published in


International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2328-8957


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