Megan Letson, MD, MEd
Child Abuse Pediatrics
The Ohio State University College of Medicine, in conjunction with the Center for Family Safety and Healing (CFSH) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, provides a three-year Fellowship Program in Child Abuse Pediatrics. CFSH is a state of the art, multidisciplinary organization which provides comprehensive intervention and prevention services for the treatment and support of abused children and victims of domestic violence. Nationwide Children’s Hospital is a Level 1 trauma center, regional pediatric burn center and the tertiary children’s hospital for a large Central and Southeast county region of Ohio.
The fellowship program, established in 2004, provides training to physicians who are interested in an academic career in Child Abuse Pediatrics. Clinical training includes evaluation and management of all areas of child maltreatment including a medical home to children placed in out-of-home care, and evidence-based treatment within the on-site trauma-focused treatment programs. Skills in understanding the dynamics of family violence, as well as an introduction to child advocacy efforts are other facets of the program. The fellowship training experience includes exposure to various child protection systems, mental health assessments, skill development in court testimony to facilitate prosecution of child maltreatment, participation in a multi-disciplinary inpatient consult review team and the county child fatality review team, and familiarity with forensic pathology.
Fellows will receive training in teaching and research skills, and develop the necessary administrative skills for an academic career. Fellows have the opportunity to pursue formal coursework in research methodology or public health at the Ohio State University.
Upon successful completion of the program, the fellow has met the training requirements for Child Abuse certification by the American Board of Pediatrics. For more details about the Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship, please visit the CFSH Students, Residents and Fellows web page.
Fellowship Program in Child Abuse Pediatrics
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Center for Family Safety and Healing
655 E. Livingston Ave.
Columbus, OH 43205
For more information contact:
Director: Megan Letson, MD, MEd