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Adolescent Medicine Fellowship

Mission Statement

The mission of this program is to develop, support and guide future adolescent medicine physicians to promote the optimal health and well-being of all adolescents and young adults through the advancement of clinical practice, care delivery, equity and inclusion, research, advocacy, professional development and mentorship.

Program Aims:

The aims of this program are to:

  1. Develop clinical excellence in care delivery to adolescents, including contraception, mental health and teen-forward clinical skills through subspecialty ambulatory services and a variety of in-depth rotations and inpatient adolescent medicine consultative services.
  2. Support research and advocacy focused on important adolescent medicine services.
  3. Foster collaboration and relationships within the broader community focused on adolescent medicine initiatives.
  4. Mentor and guide fellows through their own professional development with integrity and high ethical standards, including respect for equity, justice and sensitivity that is employed by the fellow's day-to-day actions internally and externally with all individuals encountered in a workday.

The objective of this fellowship program will be to train one fellow a year to incrementally develop adolescent medicine clinical and teaching skills, prioritize patient care responsibilities, and lead scholarship, advocacy or quality improvement projects focused on adolescent health and medicine. Each rotation is carefully selected to occur at an appropriate interval based on expected development of the fellow to successfully manage the anticipated rotation over time.

Scholarship Training will occur across all three years. Fellows must have a minimum of 12 months dedicated to research and scholarly activity and a minimum of 12 months of clinical experiences and be able to accommodate pediatric graduates across an educational program that is 36 months in length. We plan to equally divide clinical and research experiences across 3 years such that there is a total of 18 months dedicated to clinical experiences and 18 months dedicated to research and scholarship. Each fellow will be responsible for identifying a scholarship oversight committee with mentors that match the content, methods and clinical expertise needed to support their project. Fellows will participate in Fellows Academic Circle of Enrichment monthly meetings to support and develop scholarship skills taught by fellowship directors of adolescent medicine, child abuse and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. We are exploring options to offer advanced training degrees for interested candidates.

Table 1: Example of Training Activities and Percent Effort Per Year

ActivityYear 1 FellowYear 2 FellowYear 3 Fellow
Adolescent Medicine Clinic 40% 20% 20%
Mini Preceptor     10%
Eating Disorders 9%    
School Health 5%    
Juvenile Justice 2.5%    
Mental Health 2.5% 2% 1%
Young Women Bleeding Disorders 1% 1% 1%
Foster Care Primary Care   10%  
Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology   5%  
Teen Pregnancy   5%  
College Health   5%  
Adolescent Pain   1%  
Community Rotation   1%  
Private Practice     1%
REACH (trafficking, abuse)     2%
Sports Medicine     2.5%
Teen Recovery (substance misuse)     2.5%
Clinical Research 40% 50% 60%
TOTAL 100% 100% 100%
Adolescent Medicine Faculty and Fellows

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Contact Us

Jenny Francis, M.D., M.P.H.

Jenny Francis, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor

Director, Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Program

Jessica Bluitt

Jessica Bluitt

Coordinator, Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Program