Fellowship Program in General Academic Pediatrics
The fellowship is based in the Department of General Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center. As you may know, BMC has over a 100-year history of caring for poor, urban and immigrant children. Much of our research and many of our programs focus on improving the lives of these children. The clinical service has approximately 2,000 admissions and 75,000 ambulatory visits each year. The residency is combined with Boston Children’s Hospital.
A Faculty Development Award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), along with institutional funding, support the fellowship. The training program is two to three years in length; over half of all trainees stay in the program for three years. Eighty percent of our graduates go on to pursue careers in academia.
The primary objective of the fellowship is to develop research competency, so that trainees can become successful independently supported physician-scientists. The specific objectives are to:
The development of research competency is accomplished through intensive mentoring and by course work at Boston University School of Public Health leading to either a Masters of Public Health or a Masters of Science of Epidemiology or Biostatistics. Research seminars, participation in the CREST (K30) BUSM training program, completion of both directed and independently developed research projects, teaching seminars, regular journal clubs and attendance at regional and national research/scientific meetings are also part of the curriculum.
For more information, please contact our fellowship director by email: Megan Bair-Merritt, MD, MSC
If interested in applying for General Pediatric Fellowship, please see attached fellowship application (.doc), and send your CV with a cover letter to: