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Boston Children’s Hospital Advanced Fellowship in Nutrition:

Under the direction of Christopher Duggan, MD, MPH, this fellowship will combine clinical and research teaching through a combined effort of Boston Children’s, Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. Clinical training will be accomplished through a combination of clinical rotations including in- and outpatient sessions, procedural training, and regularly scheduled conferences. Fellows will also participate in a mentored clinical research project. Fellows will have opportunities for peer education through participation in a curriculum of lectures and conferences offered both at Children’s Hospital as well as the adjacent campuses of Harvard Medical School and its affiliate hospitals. 

One fellow per year will be accepted for participation in this program, and salary support will be provided at the level of a 4th year fellow (PGY7). At the completion of this fellowship, the trainee will be board eligible for the National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists  Eligible fellows will have successfully completed an accredited general Pediatrics residency, be board eligible/certified in General Pediatrics, and be proficient in written and spoken English.  Candidates who have completed a variety of ACGME-accredited pediatric fellowships will be considered, including General Pediatrics as well as the pediatric subspecialties of Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Critical Care, Surgery, and others.

Boston Children’s Hospital is the major pediatric teaching facility for Harvard Medical School.  The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition includes more than 50 faculty members and a full panel of GI subspecialty programs.  The Clinical Nutrition Service includes 7 physicians, 50 registered dietitians, two nurse practitioners, one nurse and one pharmacist.  For further information and to receive the application via email, please contact Benjamin Paret, Fellowship Coordinator, 617-919-2552 or  Applications are due by November 1st, 2016 for fellowships starting July 1st, 2017.