Fellows will be provided with the following educational opportunities during the Adolescent Medicine Fellowship:
First Year of Training
Fellows are trained in providing primary care and the essential aspects of subspecialty care and learn how to work with a multidisciplinary team. They receive assistance towards the development of a scholarly project and supervision of their teaching activities. Fellows are encouraged to enroll in a master's level public health, business or education program at George Washington University or a similar institution. Upon recommendation of the department chair and training program director, fellows can become non-tenured faculty members of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, at the rank of clinical instructor.
Second Year of Training
Fellows progress to more in-depth assignments; this includes teaching duties, selected rotations, complex consultations and demonstration of the research skills needed to present a project for IRB approval.
Third Year of Training
Fellows in the third year complete their scholarly or research project, and often their MPH requirements. Third-year fellows also participate in administrative duties (organizing teaching conferences and performance improvement), as well as take on the role of outpatient preceptor of residents and students in the Adolescent Medicine Centers. In brief, this year is devoted to mastering the skills needed for advanced level clinical consultation, teaching, research and administrative capability, in preparation for an academic career. At graduation, trainees function independently and are ready for a junior faculty level.