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Adolescent Medicine Fellowship

Overview

Division of Adolescent Medicine

The Division of Adolescent Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine offers an ACGME-accredited fellowship to train the next generation of leaders in the field of adolescent medicine.  We are located in Pittsburgh, one of the country's most livable cities.  Our program offers 3 years of training to physicians who have completed US residencies in pediatrics and 2-3 years of training to physicians who have completed US residencies in internal medicine, medicine-pediatrics, and family medicine.

The goals of the program are to train physicians to become:

  • Effective advocates for adolescents in their communities
  • Outstanding clinicians with expertise providing adolescents with
    • Primary Care
    • Consultative Care
    • Medical care in collaboration with a team of multi-disciplinary colleagues
    • Health services in a wide range of clinical settings
  • Educators and mentors for trainees and community providers in adolescent health care
  • Accomplished academicians with rigorous research training and experience

Community Engagement 

The Division of Adolescent Medicine has a firm commitment to training fellows to work in partnership with many youth-serving agencies throughout Pittsburgh.  A particular emphasis is placed on outreach to vulnerable and marginalized youth populations. Adolescent Medicine fellows engage with adolescents and program staff in a variety of settings which provide medical care and health education including:

Clinical Training

The multidisciplinary outpatient Adolescent Medicine Clinic in Oakland provides primary and consultative care as well as federally-funded, confidential, family planning services. It is staffed by specialists trained in the fields of: 

  • Adolescent medicine
  • Psychology
  • Pediatric and adolescent gynecology
  • Child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Nutrition
  • Social work

 In addition to the Adolescent Medicine Clinic in Oakland, fellows provide care in:

  • The college health center for Duquesne University
  • The medical clinic of the Shuman Juvenile Detention Center
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. The new state-of-the-art 'green' campus, which
    opened in 2009, houses adolescent inpatient care and specialty services including multidisciplinary programs for: transgender youth, transition care, young women with heavy menstrual bleeding, and youth with hematologic disorders.
  • Additional clinical rotations offered within UPMC provide training in: eating disorders, sports medicine, toxicology, mental health, individually tailored clinical electives throughout UPMC

Teaching Opportunities

After adquate preparation, Adolescent Medicine fellows are incoporated into the teaching mission of the division including:

  • Providing didactic training to medical students, residents and other health professionals
  • Teaching interviewing and physical exam skills to medical students
  • Providing clinical supervision to students, residents, and other health profession trainees

Research Training and Scholarship

Fellows are provided with ample opportunity to conduct scholarly work under the mentorship of the Adolescent Medicine faculty or adolescent health researchers throughout the University of Pittsburgh, including in the graduate programs of public health, nursing, social work, and health policy, as well as at RAND Corporation's Pittsburgh office. Fellows will be guided in:

  • Evaluating the relevant health literature
  • Designing and implementing an independent project
  • Submitting results for presentation at a national meeting
  • Preparing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • Participating in research dissemination, including translating research for policy and practice
Interested fellows will be encouraged to pursue additional research training available throughout the University, including the University of Pittsburgh's Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE), which provides formal training in research design, biostatistics, medical writing and presentation, and grant writing and offers a certificate or master's degree in science in clinical and translational research.
Last Update
September 24, 2013
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