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Medical Student & Resident Education

Faculty in the Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics focus on physician and psychologist education and training. Our medical and psychology graduate students, pediatric residents, psychology and neuropsychology interns, and pediatric and neuropsychology fellows care for patients in several facilities.

Key areas of training involve:

  • Evaluation of development and behavior
  • Treatment of developmental disabilities
  • Direct teaching in clinics and through didactics


You rotate through the DBP one month each year of a residency. At distinct phases of your training, the three-year experience presents residents with a broad spectrum of critically ill children. Faculty and fellows provide formal didactic teaching on pertinent critical care topics during the noon conference lecture series each year.

Conditions seen by PL1 and PL2 residents include dyslexia, myelomeningocele, autism, ADHD, Down syndrome, anxiety, toileting issues, learning problems, and other developmental/behavioral concerns. Residents also participate in programs such as Child Life, Early Childhood Intervention, Speech, Occupational, Physical, and Recreational therapies. Second- and third-year residents have access to Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and ADHD electives tailored to their individual interests.