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 for abuse or neglect and will participate in the subset of medical assessments of sexually abused children. Fellows will also serve as expert witnesses when these victims’ cases come to trial. Our fellows have exposure to the other aspects of a child abuse investigation and evaluation performed by multiple disciplines, such as forensic interviewing, therapy services, Child Protective Services investigators and directors, and law enforcement officials, as well as a role in multi-disciplinary team meetings.

The extensive academic faculty in both general pediatrics and pediatric subspecialties provides comprehensive clinical educational and research opportunities.

Length of fellowship: 3 years

Number of fellowships available: 1

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.

Please download our program flyer (PDF)