Clinical Training | Overview
The first year of fellowship is primarily clinical, and includes six clinical or precepting sessions per week in general pediatrics and related specialties. Fellows will also identify a research project and mentor during their first year. During the second and third years, fellows’ clinical responsibilities will decrease, and they will actively work on their research projects. They will also participate in a structured educational program such as a Master’s in Public Health degree at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Fellows participate in primary care programs located at Boston Children’s Hospital and in community sites.The primary care center within Boston Children’s Hospital is Boston Children’s Primary Care at Longwood, which combines a faculty practice with the continuity practice of the hospital’s 80 residents. This primary care center also includes several specialty clinics focused on general pediatric conditions such as asthma and obesity. Located outside the hospital in Jamaica Plain is Boston Children’s Primary Care at Martha Eliot, a community site where fellows may also see patients. Fellows also participate in a multi-disciplinary clinic through the Division of Gastroenterology, with the potential for other clinical experiences based on individual interests. First year fellows will meet with faculty each month to review clinical questions and cases.
Advocating Success for Kids (ASK) Program
Primary care-based consultative program for patients with developmental, school and behavioral concerns.
Young Parents Program
A teen-tot program that won the Ambulatory Pediatrics Association national award for best clinical program.
Asthma Action Team
A specialty program within the primary care center for patients with asthma.
Rapid Assessment of Skin Health (RASH) Clinic
A primary-care based program for patients with dermatologic complaints.
Complex Care Service
Consultation and care coordination program for patients with special healthcare needs.
Growth and Nutrition
Multi-disciplinary clinic based in the Division of Gastroenterology that provides diagnostic and management services for children with poor weight gain.