Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship: Curriculum
Child Abuse Pediatrics requires a broad range of knowledge spanning multiple disciplines. The curriculum for the Child Abuse Pediatrics fellowship program includes a wide variety of patient care experiences, research opportunities and educational activities.
The fellow will spend twelve months on the Outpatient Clinic-Consult Service rotation. This includes two days each week at the Child Protection Center (CPC), our outpatient clinic and two days covering the Child Advocacy consult service with one of our attendings. The fellow will spend one half day per week throughout fellowship at the CPC. The fellow will also take first call for the hospital-based consulting service every 3-4 days throughout fellowship. This will provide substantial exposure to management of all forms of child maltreatment.
Required educational experiences will include rotations with Mental Health, Trauma/Burn Services, Radiology, Neurosurgery, Forensic Pathology, Orthopedics, Emergency Medicine, Hematology, Adolescent Medicine, Toxicology, and Community Advocacy.
Fourteen months are devoted to completion of a scholarly project. The fellow will also have one elective block to use towards either research or additional clinical experiences.
Additional non-clinical and educational activities consist of regular conferences and didactics (see Conferences & Teaching Opportunities). Of note is the Fellow Board Review. This is a weekly, fellow-led meeting and will include one CAPS faculty member on a rotating basis. In preparation for taking the subspecialty certification exam, the fellow and faculty member will review the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Content Outline for Child Abuse Pediatrics using study materials developed by the Child Advocacy team.
The fellow will also complete a Forensic Interviewing Course, a Medical Photography workshop, and media training to develop skills for effective communication and documentation of injuries. CAP fellows will electively participate in lectures during the Workshop on Child Abuse and the Law through Marquette University Law School when this course is available as well as a mock hearing with the law students at the completion of this course.