Medical Student & Resident Education

Faculty in the Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics are committed to physician and psychologist education and training. Medical and psychology graduate students, pediatric residents, psychology and neuropsychology interns, and pediatric and neuropsychology fellows are actively involved in the care of patients in our clinics.

The Division provides the major instruction to pediatric residents in the evaluation of development and behavior and treatment of developmental disabilities. Division faculty provide direct teaching for PL1 and PL2 residents in various clinics as well as through didactics including, but not limited to: Dyslexia, Myelomeningocele, Autism, ADHD, Down Syndrome, childhood externalizing behaviors, anxiety issues in childhood and adolescence, toileting issues, school and learning problems, and other developmental / behavioral concerns. Residents are also integrated with programs such as Early Childhood Intervention, Speech, Occupational, Physical, and Recreational therapies, and Child Life.

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and ADHD electives are available for PL2 and PL3 residents, tailored to individual interests.

The Division has two newly-created fellowship programs that began in 2018. Fellowships in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and Child Abuse and Neglect are now underway with their first fellows and will be looking to recruit new fellows for 2020 beginning in the fall of 2019.

Faculty are also actively involved in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program at UT Southwestern and the Pediatric Neuropsychology Fellowship Program at Children’s Medical Center Dallas.