The Adolescent Medicine Fellowship, which began in the mid-1970s, is distinguished by its strong training in a broad variety of clinical settings, both in the hospital and in the community, with a special emphasis on underserved populations and behavioral health. Clinical exposure and rotations include inpatient consultation, eating disorders clinic, consultative adolescent clinic, substance abuse clinic, behavioral health, juvenile justice, homeless youth, sports medicine and gynecology.
The major research focuses are public health, behavioral, and epidemiologic research in adolescents within two main research tracks: mental/behavioral health and sexually transmitted diseases. Because our research training strongly emphasizes public health, fellows have the opportunity to obtain a Master of Public Health Degree in health services or epidemiology from the University of Washington School of Public Health. The first year involves clinical training, with years two and three focused on research and the MPH degree.
In July 2012, the University of Washington was awarded a Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) interdisciplinary training grant from the Maternal Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services. Through the support of this grant, we will be one of seven programs in the country dedicated to increasing leaders for our region and the nation in five key adolescent health disciplines (Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition, Psychology, and Social Work)