The educational goals for the Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship program at IU School of Medicine are to provide physicians with the background knowledge, clinical and research experience necessary to deliver optimal care to the potentially abused child and to qualify fellows for child abuse pediatrics subspecialty board certification by the American Board of Pediatrics.
Fellows are trained to provide comprehensive medical evaluations for children who are suspected victims of abuse or neglect as well as crisis counseling services for families and professional consultation for health care providers, child protection services, law enforcement officers and other professionals. After completing this training program, Child Abuse Pediatrics fellows are qualified to provide expert testimony in legal settings; professional, parent and prevention education; and leadership in identifying and solving community issues dealing with child abuse.
The program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and complies with the NRMP policies and rules. One fellow is accepted into the program each year.