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Department of Pediatrics

Curriculum - Adolescent Medicine Fellowship

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Training

Content

The AM fellowship in the Section of Adolescent Medicine and Sports Medicine provides comprehensive training in the care of adolescents and young adults with an interdisciplinary focus. Through the Adolescent Medicine interdisciplinary faculty, trainees learn to comprehensively address complex medical problems, including eating disorders, obesity, young women's healthcare needs, and chronic fatigue. The fellows will participate in a broad clinical curriculum that includes primary, secondary and tertiary care, inpatient and outpatient, in a medical center and community settings including a homeless shelter facility, a family planning clinic, and a school-based clinic.

Training occurs in five core areas:

Clinical Service

  • Clinical areas of reproductive health including LARC, obesity, eating disorders, transition to adult-based care and sports medicine
  • For additional content covered during fellowship, please see the ABP adolescent medicine content.

Teaching

  • Fellows receive instruction in how to be an effective teacher, with practical application via
    • Medical student lectures on interviewing adolescents, staging pubertal development and adolescent sexuality
    • Weekly case conference
    • Bi-annual fellow didactic
    • Community Lectures
    • Weekly resident teaching didactic
    • Primary care teachings series at CHT

Administration

  • Curriculum on how to run a meeting, how to take minutes,  and human resource topics (budget development, billing and communication)
  • Membership on Eating Disorder protocol committee
  • Assist with resident evaluations
  • Manage call and clinic schedules
  • Schedule department didactics/Journal clubs
  • Primary clinical supervision of residents at Covenant House
  • Attend faculty meetings as third year 

Research/Scholarly Activities

Advocacy

  • Fellows will get specific training in advocacy methods and have the opportunity to apply these methods with a local organization dedicated to children’s advocacy.