The Division of General Pediatrics offers a fellowship in General Academic Pediatrics, designed for physicians pursuing academic and research careers in general pediatrics. It is funded through the University of Washington’s NRSA Primary Care Fellowship in conjunction with general internal medicine and family medicine. Grant funding is provided by the National Institute of Health and administered by the Public Health Service Health Resources and Services Administration. Fellows participating in this are eligible for the NIH loan repayment program. We provide two years training in research methods, research experience with an established investigator, and the opportunity to enroll concurrently in the Master of Public Health program. Fellows assume a precepting role in one of our pediatric residency clinics.
Our fellowship has provided high quality post-graduate training to more than 50 primary care trained physicians since 1988, when it was funded as one of the first group of NRSA primary medical care fellowships nationwide. Our fellows have conducted a wide range of projects which have been published in leading journals, and have gone on to successful careers in academic medicine across the country.
The UW Division of General Pediatrics and the affiliated Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development of Seattle Children’s Research Institute, the Child Health Institute of the University of Washington, the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, and the Northwest Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit provide rich and diverse mentoring opportunities for Pediatric NRSA fellows. The Division faculty includes over 30 investigators with research programs examining health and health care from a population perspective, as well as at the level of individual patient encounters. Some main areas of faculty focus include: injury prevention, obesity, mental health, effects of media on youth, quality improvement, and environmental health. Division faculty also work in a variety of outpatient and inpatient pediatric clinical programs.