The division of general pediatrics and community health accepts one to two pediatricians from accredited pediatric programs for a two- or three-year fellowship position.
The program is designed to provide an in-depth postgraduate experience, in the following areas:
In addition to general pediatrics, there is significant exposure to developmental/behavioral pediatrics, adolescent, and emergency pediatric medicine. There is also the opportunity for involvement in such out-of-hospital programs as school-based health clinics and community work through clinics for the underserved.
We encourage independent research and fellows have undertaken such projects as preverbal language communication between adolescent mothers and their infants, use of medication at summer camp, using oral sucrose to relieve the pain of immunizations, and promoting literacy in Hispanic infants.
Of the 12 fellows who have recently completed the program, eight are in academic positions, and four are in private practice. Although past fellows are working in a variety of different geographic locales including Connecticut, Ohio and the United Kingdom, several have remained in Rhode Island.
Several fellows have gone on to distinction:
One fellow has also remained with a joint appointment in the divisions of adolescent medicine and pediatric ambulatory medicine and another on our faculty as director of clinical services.