Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship

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Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) Department of Pediatrics in conjunction with Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters (CHKD) in Norfolk, Virginia offers a three year academic Fellowship Program in Child Abuse Pediatrics (CAP). The fellowship program is designed to train pediatricians to become medical experts who are knowledgeable and competent in all areas of child abuse and neglect, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, psychological abuse, and factitious illness. The fellowship is intended to train physicians who will pursue careers in academic settings as clinicians, researchers, and educators.

The training program at CHKD is accredited by the ACGME and successful graduates are eligible for child abuse pediatrics boards certification administered by the American Board of Pediatrics. The program is open to graduates of accredited pediatric residencies. Applications should be submitted through ERAS; the fellowship director reviews all completed applications and selects a pool of applicants that are invited to interview with our faculty in the summer of each year (typically July-September) for a fall match. One fellowship position is awarded annually through the NRMP for a term of 3 years.

Potential fellows are encouraged to apply for positions 18 months before they plan to begin their fellowship.