The mission of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Academic General Pediatrics (AGP) fellowship program is to train general pediatricians who will be academic leaders of the future with the pediatric generalist approach. The generalist orientation within an academic institution includes “a focus on individual and population health, research translation to practice and policy, a broad view of health systems, and is critical for our nation to achieve Healthy People 2010 goals of improving the quality of health care and eliminating disparities in health” (Cheng and Szilagyi, 2007). The academic generalist plays a role in research, teaching, patient care, advocacy and administration within a pediatric department or academic institution.
Fellows will receive experience and mentoring in the following areas, with emphasis tailored to fellow’s specific areas of interest:
Teaching skills to become an excellent pediatric educator. This includes opportunities for teaching at the Medical School level, (Med 1-4) and Pediatric Residency level, as well as opportunities for curriculum development and evaluation.
Scholarly activity, which includes clinical, translational research as well as quality improvement science, and educational scholarship. Fellows will have the opportunity to receive a Masters of Public Health in Clinical & Translational Science or Masters in Medical Science from the Ohio State University College of Public Health.
Clinical care delivery in a community-based pediatric primary care practice serving the health needs of underserved communities.