Child Abuse Fellowship

Program Director

Carole Jenny, MD

Program Overview

Seattle Children’s Hospital and University of Washington School of Medicine offers an ACGME-accredited 3-year fellowship in child abuse pediatrics. The fellowship is part of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital, one of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the United States and the major pediatric referral center in our four-state region – Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho (WAMI). Fellows will evaluate patients when there is a concern physical abuse, sexual abuse, medical abuse, psychological abuse, physical neglect, medical neglect, or other types of neglect. All aspects of child maltreatment are part of the program. Our fellows work with other professionals in related fields including child protective services, law enforcement, forensic interviewers, and mental health treatment providers. The program is actively involved in weekly multidisciplinary team meeting, regional child abuse networks, child death review, and activities of the King County Medical Examiners office. The extensive academic faculty in both general pediatrics and pediatric sub-specialties provides comprehensive clinical educational and research opportunities. In addition, the program provides a strong didactic curriculum and weekly teaching and case conference. In addition to education in research methods and mentoring in research, fellows have the option of obtaining a masters degree in public health or health administration at the University of Washington School of Public Health. These degrees are funded by the program. Seattle provides a vibrant, progressive urban environment and is surrounded by plenty of resources for sports and recreation, including mountains, lakes, and Puget Sound.

Fellows graduating from our program are well prepared to become leaders Child Abuse Pediatrics in children’s hospitals, academic institutions, and/or government and community programs.

Length of fellowship: 3 years

Number of fellowships available: 1

Application deadline: September, 2016

Program start date: July 2017

Board certification eligibility upon fellowship completion: Upon successful completion of the program, the fellow has met the training requirements for Child Abuse certification by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Application: Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Register at https://www.aamc.org/services/eras.

Website: http://www.washington.edu/medicine/pediatrics/fellowships/overview/child-abuse

Application Information

For information on how to apply to the Child Abuse Pediatrics fellowship program, please call the Fellowship Program Administrator at 206-987-9158 or email toni.ho@seattlechildrens.org.

Please download our program flyer (PDF)