The struggling infectious diseases fellow: Remediation challenges and opportunities

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

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberofaa058
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Program director
  • Remediation
  • Struggling fellow


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