General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Education

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Providing research, training, education, clinical care, and community partnership/advocacy for the health and well-being of children and adolescents.

Guided by the principle of inherent health and resilience in all youth, the Division trains pediatric and medicine-pediatric residents in patient-centered child and adolescent care. Through its Interdisciplinary Fellowship, the Division prepares pre- and post-doctoral fellows from the disciplines of medicine, social work, nursing, psychology, nutrition, and public health for leadership careers in academia, public agencies, and youth-serving community-based organizations, including local, state, and national and social service organizations.

Fellows, faculty, and staff are involved at any given moment in numerous community-partnered and scholarly initiatives originating from the Division's programs and centers and aimed at enhancing the health, well-being, and life prospects of young people.

Resident Training

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The Division is home to two ambulatory rotations that Pediatric and Medicine-Pediatric residents complete during their training.  Pediatric and Medicine-Pediatric residents complete four-week rotations in Adolescent Medicine and Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) during the second or third year of their residency training program.  The rotations include mentored clinical work at community sites and 2-4 seminar sessions each week centered on education and skill development specific to adolescent or DBP care.

Interdisciplinary Fellowship Training

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The Division is home to an Interdisciplinary Fellowship Program that brings together a cadre of fellows who lend their disciplinary perspective to the intensive shared fellowship experience. Several funding sources support the program and also provide a range of fellowship focus options.  Leadership Education in Adolescent Health Program (LEAH) is one of seven LEAH programs funded nationwide by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of Health and Human Services. UMN-LEAH provides interdisciplinary training to prepare professionals from the disciplines of Medicine, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, and Nutrition for leadership roles in their respective disciplines. Collaborating programs and focus areas are offered through the Interdisciplinary Research Training in Child and Adolescent Primary Care (IRT-CAPC) Fellowship, funded through the Bureau of Health Professions of the Health Resources and Services Administration; Healthy Youth Development Prevention Research Center Fellowship, funded through the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control; and the Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship. For further information, or to apply to any of the collaborating programs in the Interdisciplinary Fellowship Program, please contact Judith Kahn, Fellowship Training Program Manager, at (612) 626-1835 or