Academic General Pediatrics Fellowship
The Division of General Pediatrics at NYU Langone offers a two-year fellowship that prepares pediatricians for an academic career in general pediatrics. Research training is the focus of the program, with additional opportunities for you to develop your skills in clinical care, education, and advocacy. The fellowship is supported by research training grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA NRSA T32 HP22238) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ NRSA T32 HS026120), with a clinical supplement provided by the Department of Pediatrics. The fellowship is accredited by the Academic Pediatric Association.
Academic general pediatric fellows enroll in NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Population Health Science Scholars Program. In this program, fellows complete coursework leading to an MS in Clinical Investigation degree, with a particular focus on population health and healthcare delivery science. Fellows also conduct mentored research and learn fundamental research skills, including identifying a research question, performing an effective literature search, choosing the appropriate study design, submitting to an institutional review board, collecting and analyzing data, and writing results for publication.
Research interests in the division are wide-ranging and include the following active areas:
- obesity prevention
- effects of media exposure on early child development
- improvements to asthma care
- impact of health literacy on health outcomes
- programs to enhance child development and school readiness
- screening for social determinants of health
- healthcare communication, such as care transitions at hospital discharge
- quality improvement
With appropriate mentorship and by drawing on resources throughout NYU Grossman School of Medicine and NYU, fellows may develop projects outside of these particular areas of focus.
In addition to research, fellows have the opportunity to provide clinical care and supervise medical students and residents in the outpatient, newborn nursery, and inpatient settings at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue or Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone. Fellows gain experience as educators by designing and delivering lectures and seminar sessions for residents and medical students on topics in general pediatrics and by being observed by and receiving feedback from program faculty. Fellows also have opportunities to participate in the design of curricula and evaluation tools.
Advocacy opportunities arise through fellows’ work with faculty, community partners, and local and national organizations, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Academic Pediatric Association, and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
How to Apply
To apply for the academic general pediatrics fellowship, candidates must be a U.S. citizen or foreign national with a visa that permits permanent U.S. residence, be board-eligible or board-certified, be a graduate of an accredited U.S. clinical residency program, and have an active New York State medical license before matriculation.
The division seeks candidates who have a passion for research, a commitment to addressing primary care and population health issues, and a record of excellence in clinical pediatrics. Members of underrepresented and disadvantaged minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
The following items must be submitted with your online application:
- your CV
- a personal statement up to 3 pages in 11-point Arial font outlining your prior professional and research experiences, research plans for the program, how your work will apply to healthcare delivery science and population health, and your career goals
Upon receipt of all application materials and an initial review process, selected applicants will be contacted to supply letters of recommendation and to schedule interviews with the division’s faculty. The program starts on July 1.
For more information about the fellowship or how to apply, contact Kevin Scott, fellowship manager, at 212-562-3154 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Arthur H. Fierman, MD, division director, at 212-562-6341 or email@example.com.