Child Development/Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship
The Child Development/Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship at IU School of Medicine trains graduates at Riley Hospital for Children (Indianapolis) from a variety of health care, public health and advocacy disciplines. Medical fellows have access to a rich and dynamic interdisciplinary leadership training experience focused on life course and autism spectrum disorders and other developmental conditions.
The program prepares doctors for careers in academic medicine, research, education, community advocacy and clinical practice. The fellowship is embedded in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program (LEND), a federally funded training program through the Health Resources Services Administration, Maternal Child Health Bureau, that was developed to produce leaders and innovators in the field of autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities.
The Child Development/Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship curriculum includes a combination of clinical work, research, advocacy, lectureship and community experiences. This ACGME-accredited three-year training experience prepares physicians in the diagnosis, treatment and counseling of children with a wide variety of developmental and behavioral challenges. Graduates are prepared to assume leadership roles in advocacy, research and teaching.