Pediatrics: Adolescent Medicine

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Fellowship Program

The Division of Adolescent Medicine offers a 3 year, ACGME accredited, fellowship program.

First Year of Specialty Residency Training:

The first year of training for subspecialty residents will focus primarily on the development of clinical skills. Subspecialty residents spend six ½ day sessions each week providing ambulatory care in the continuity primary care Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Subspecialty Adolescent Medicine Clinic, the Downtown Health Center Clinic, Teen-Tot Clinic and Juvenile Detention Center. The Adolescent Medicine subspecialty residents will see their own patients under faculty supervision. They will participate in providing night call for the adolescent medicine services patients and will provide inpatient care to patients admitted to the adolescent medicine inpatient service. The subspecialty residents will also have one ½ day Sports Medicine clinic per month, four ½ day Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology clinical sessions per month. The adolescent trainees will also rotate through the Child Protection Center and Sleep Medicine center for one month each during their first year.

Clinical conferences, including the monthly Adolescent Lunch and Learn, and the Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Conference cover the topics of: pubertal maturation and its disorders, organ-specific conditions, the effects of adolescence on pre-existing conditions, reproductive endocrinology, gynecology, and psychiatry. These topics are also covered in the Pediatric Grand Rounds and Professor Rounds. Subspecialty residents will present at the Eating Disorder Journal Club, and participate in ongoing QI activities at the General Adolescent Practice. They will also develop presentations to teach monthly didactic sessions to the Pediatrics and/or Medicine/Pediatrics residents and medical students on the Adolescent Medicine Rotation.

Through Joint Fellowship Curriculum and other conferences (Eating Disorder and Sports Medicine Journal Clubs, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Didactic Sessions, Grand Rounds and Professor Rounds) with the other divisions' Pediatric fellows they will cover the six core competencies of: Medical Knowledge, Professionalism, Systems based practice, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Patient Care, and Practice-based Learning and Improvement.

During their first year, subspecialty residents will begin to develop their research projects. Fellows will have the opportunity to apply for the MPH program and start this training during the Spring semester of their first year. This will help solidify subspecialty residents' research skills. The goal is that subspecialty residents will have developed a well-defined research question by the end of their first year. They will have the option of presenting a poster on their research design at the annual Pediatric Fellowship Poster Session in April.

Second Year of Specialty Residency Training:

The second year of training will be devoted to acquiring research skills and advancing teaching and clinical skills. The subspecialty residents will spend two ½ day sessions per week in their continuity clinic at the Downtown Health Center Primary Care Clinic and Subspecialty Adolescent Medicine Clinic. They will also provide care at the School-Based Clinic and/or Juvenile Detention Center ½ day per week. The Adolescent Medicine subspecialty residents will provide night call for ambulatory patients. They will also rotate through the Child Protection Center and Toxicology / Poison Control Center for one month each during their second year.

They will continue to attend Adolescent Lunch and Learn conference, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Conference; Joint Fellowship Curriculum, Eating Disorder and Sports Medicine Journal Clubs, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Didactic Sessions, Grand Rounds and Professor Rounds. The second year subspecialty residents will also present at the conferences, discussing journal articles and research projects. They will continue to teach the residents and students monthly. The Adolescent Medicine subspecialty resident will be expected to design a research or scholarship project, and, with mentorship, complete it over the second and third years. The subspecialty resident will be required to report preliminary findings at the Pediatric Fellowship Poster Session. The subspecialty residents will also continue their MPH training throughout their second year of training.

Third Year of Specialty Residency Training:

The third year of training will be devoted to advancing research, scholarship, teaching, and clinical skills. The Adolescent Medicine subspecialty residents will have an average of two ½ day sessions per week in the continuity Subspecialty Adolescent Medicine Clinic and the Downtown Health Center Primary Care Clinic. They will spend one ½ day session per week each in the Adolescent Medicine Multidisciplinary Evaluation Clinic and the Juvenile Detention Center. During at least one clinic, the Adolescent Medicine subspecialty residents will precept residents and students, functioning as a co-Attending. The third year Adolescent Medicine subspecialty resident is expected to take a leadership role in administrative work and in program development. In the third year trainees will continue to attend the Adolescent Lunch and Learn conference, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Conference; Joint Fellowship Curriculum, Eating Disorder and Sports Medicine Journal Clubs, Grand Rounds and Professor Rounds. Adolescent Medicine subspecialty residents will take leadership roles at the conferences, making research presentations and a Grand Rounds presentation. They will teach at least one to two medical conferences each month to the residents and students. They will submit an abstract to a professional organization for consideration for a platform or poster presentation at an annual meeting. They will submit at least one paper reporting their original research to an established medical journal prior to the completion of training. They will also complete their MPH coursework during their third year of training.

Interested physicians should contact:

M. Susan Jay, MD
Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
Children's Corporate Center, Suite C560
PO Box 1997
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Phone: (414) 337-7059
Fax: (414) 337-7086
Email: cbrummer@mcw.edu

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