Adolescent Medicine Fellowship
The Adolescent Medicine Fellowship prepares fellows for a career in adolescent medicine in a variety of clinical and academic settings.
For more than 50 years, the Section of Adolescent Medicine at Nationwide Children's Hospital has focused on meeting the health needs of adolescents in a developmentally appropriate, multi-disciplinary manner.
The Adolescent Medicine Fellowship was accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in November 2009, and our first fellow started in July 2010. The fellowship curriculum follows ACGME guidelines, with a predominantly clinical first year followed by an increased focus on research and academic professional development in subsequent years.
The aim of the Adolescent Medicine Fellowship at Nationwide Children's Hospital is to develop academic subspecialists prepared to provide skilled clinical care, education and leadership across the spectrum of adolescent health, including primary care and prevention, mental health, reproductive health, eating disorders, and substance abuse. Research training prepares all graduates to interpret and assimilate the medical evidence into these endeavors and provides a solid foundation for those pursuing research careers. The graduate of the program will be prepared for a career that includes any combination of clinical medicine, clinical research, medical education, quality improvement and program-building in adolescent health.
What You Need to Know
Training includes a tremendous breadth and depth of clinical experiences, with the option to tailor the third year clinical experiences to meet individual learning/training objectives. Fellows engage in clinical learning in both urban and suburban outpatient settings, as well as providing medical care in the juvenile justice system and on the inpatient medical ward. Fellows work one-on-one with adolescent medicine attendings in subspecialty clinics including gynecology, contraception (including training in long-acting reversible contraceptives), eating disorders, gender care, and substance abuse.
Elective experiences are available in sports medicine, psychiatry, HIV care, and other disciplines. Research training and support is provided through the division and through the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Training leading to an advanced degree in public health, medical science, or medical education is optional, with funding sources available. The length of the fellowship is 3 years for pediatric applicants, with 2-year options available to applicants trained in internal or family medicine.
Upon successful completion of the program, the fellow has met the training requirements for Adolescent Medicine certification by the American Board of Pediatrics, and is prepared for a career in adolescent medicine in a variety of clinical and academic settings.
Faculty in the division include eight physicians who are board certified in Adolescent Medicine. More than 10,000 adolescents and young adults are seen annually in the Adolescent Clinics.
Clinical services provided include primary care, contraception and reproductive health care, eating disorder assessments and multiple levels of care, substance abuse assessments and medically assisted treatment for opioid addiction, care for gender nonconforming youth, chronic illness management, and care for other complex physical and mental health issues affecting adolescents.
Our clinical staff also includes nurses, social workers, and administrative professionals all dedicated to the care of adolescents. The division works in close collaboration with behavioral health, clinical nutrition, pediatric and adolescent gynecology, and other disciplines.
Application & Selection
Applications will be processed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and will open in July of each year for fellowship positions starting in July of the following year. Please submit your common MyERAS application form along with the following documents via the ERAS system:
A personal statement
Three letters of recommendation from faculty members at your institution, including one from your program director or chair.
Your board scores.
Once your application is complete, we will contact you to schedule an interview.
For more information, contact:
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Our team of physicians, advanced practice nurses and other health care experts provides a full range of services for patients ages 11 to 21. These services include primary care and specialized programs for eating disorders, substance abuse, gynecology and more.Learn More