Academic General Pediatrics Fellowship

group photo at PRESS 2018

The overall purpose of our interdisciplinary research training program in child and adolescent primary care is to equip health care professionals with the capacity to conduct primary care research that advances evidence-based practices and policies for creating health equity and improving life trajectory for young people. 

This fellowship prepares postdoctoral (MD/DO post-residency; PhD; comparable doctoral degree) scholars committed to a career in primary care research with skills for conducting determinant, intervention, and health services research focused on current and emerging health and health care issues of children and adolescents. The interdisciplinary training program brings together trainees and faculty from diverse disciplines including Medicine, Public Health, Dentistry, Nursing, Psychology, Nutrition, Social Work, and Education.


The Primary Care Fellowship in Academic General Pediatrics is grounded in Divisions with an extensive research and publication record as well as over 40 years of experience in post-graduate fellowship training. 


The fellowship is two to three years, with a curriculum that integrates educational offerings through the School of Public Health and the School of Nursing with weekly seminars based within the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health. The curriculum incorporates general pediatrics knowledge areas, research, advocacy, academic leadership skills, and development of a focal area of expertise. Trainees without an MPH or similar degree have the option of completing MPH degrees, choosing from several areas of concentration, including Epidemiology, Maternal and Child Heath, Community Health Education, and Public Health Administration and Policy. 

Trainees work with identified mentors on primary care research projects in areas of interest. Areas of expertise developed by past trainees include identification and management of psychosocial problems in primary care, advancing health equity among vulnerable youth and under-resourced populations, prevention of adolescent risk behaviors, including violence involvement, bullying, substance abuse, and unsafe sexual activity, overweight prevention and management, primary care for children with chronic conditions, health care for incarcerated youth, and foster care health. 

Prospective Fellows

Applicant should submit the AGP Fellowship Application including all attachments to

The University of Minnesota demonstrates a commitment to leveraging the transformative power of equity and diversity to advance excellence in teaching, learning and community engagement. Applications from individuals who self-identify as members of underrepresented groups are particularly welcome. 

Please Note: 

  • Applicants must be Board eligible/Board certified (BE/BC) in Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine.
  • Our funding source specifies the following: A trainee receiving support from award funds must be a citizen of the United States, a non-citizen national, or a foreign national having in his/her possession a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States.  

The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are continually notes as one of the best places to live on nationwide surveys of parks, jobs, education, arts, food, health, happiness, and well-being. Fellows receive a competitive salary with medical, dental, and life insurance benefits as well as conference and education funds through their employment at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Relocation assistance is available to help ease the transition of moving to a new community, including information on moving companies, housing, child and elder care, school systems, diversity, and community resources, in addition to job search services for spouses and partners. 

We appreciate your interest in the University of Minnesota's Academic General Pediatrics Fellowship Program and look forward to reviewing your application. Please feel free to contact the Program Director, Dr. Iris Borowsky (, if you have any questions not answered here on the webpage. 

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Contact Us

Professor and Director
Iris Borowsky, MD, PhD
Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health
Department of Pediatrics
University of Minnesota
717 Delaware Street SE, Suite 353
Minneapolis, MN 55414-2959
Phone: (612) 626-2398
Fax: (612) 626-2134

Interdisciplinary Fellowship Training Manager
Judith A. Kahn, M.S.W.
Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health
Department of Pediatrics
717 Delaware Street SE, 3rd Floor
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: 612-626-1835

Academic General Pediatrics Fellowship Coordinator
Ismahan Abdi
Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health
Department of Pediatrics
717 Delaware Street SE, #353
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: (612) 626-3761
Fax: (612) 626-2134