Clinical, Teaching, Administrative, & Research Components
While most fellowships are structured with clinical work primarily in the first year, child abuse pediatrics is structured to allow maximum exposure to clinical cases throughout the three years. The first year primarily consists of clinical and didactic work in the field, accompanied by introduction of the multidisciplinary team work and court training. In the first year the fellow also is expected to identify a research project and to prepare and deliver child abuse lectures to both medical and investigative audiences. Year two continues the broad based clinical work with more focus on the research component. In the third year the research project should be completed and time is allowed for authoring of scientific papers and other academic pursuits. Throughout all the years, the fellowship is structured to allow the fellow maximum exposure to clinical cases. See Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship Brochure for more details on curriculum.