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Fellowship in Community-Based General Academic Pediatrics


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Children’s National Health System is accepting applications for 1 opening in our Community-Based General Academic Pediatrics Fellowship Program at Children’s National for July, 2017.  The three-year fellowship seeks to train pediatricians interested in community-based general academic pediatrics to be experts in addressing the health care needs of underserved communities by serving as a bridge between the community and academic organizations. Fellows will train at one of the four community-based primary care pediatric health centers within the Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health at Children’s National. Fellows will participate in a combination of: clinical duties at a community-based primary care practice site, structured educational activities, an original research study, an advocacy preceptorship, and a clinical administration preceptorship.  Fellows will also have the opportunity to obtain a Graduate Certificate or Master of Public Health from The Milken  Institute of Public Health at the George Washington University.

Fellows will work closely with members of the Division of General Pediatrics and Community Health and the Children’s Research Institute, national leaders in the fields of general academic pediatrics and medical education and our partners at other academic institutions in the region.  The comprehensive curriculum includes training and close mentoring that will foster participants’ ability to:

  • Conduct clinical research addressing the needs of underserved patients and communities (some areas of research focus by current faculty include child health disparities, health communication, obesity, children with special needs, quality improvement, clinical & translational science, teen parenting, infant mortality, medical education and immunizations)
  • Provide excellence in teaching focused on the needs of underserved patients and communities
  • Role-model commitment to, and skills in, community-based academic pediatrics.

The General Academic Pediatrics Fellowship Program at Children’s National is under the leadership of Mark Weissman, MD, Division Chief, General Pediatrics and Community Health.  Interested applicants should contact Cara Lichtenstein, MD, MPH, Fellowship Director, for further details and for application instructions.

Applications will be accepted through November 1, 2016. Applicants can also find additional information on our website: www.childrensnational.org/ForDoctors/gme/prospective-residents-fellows/academic-pediatric/