This program offers clinical and academic training in the field of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics in the context of an urban setting. The goals of this Maternal and Child Health Bureau-supported and ACGME certified program include the following:

  1. Clinical training in such areas as developmental assessment of children (at all ages), behavioral management and family assessment;
  2. Academic skills (such as research design, giving talks and writing papers) are taught through seminars (including at the Boston University School of Public Health) and hands-on experience;
  3. Research training including study design and methodology, writing an abstract and paper and submitting a grant.

Special emphasis is placed on the developmental and behavioral issues facing families living in the inner city. For interested applicants, the fellowship also offers a special focus on child advocacy, the effects of witnessing violence on children and/or autism and disparities of diagnosis and treatment. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

  • Citizenship Requirement: US citizen required
  • Number of Fellows accepted each year: 1-3
  • Training: MD, must have passed all three parts of the licensing exam prior to 1/1 of the starting year of fellowship
  • Duration of fellowship: 3 years

Why BMC is so special

Current Fellows

Ana Treadaway: 07/01/18-06/30/21
Mediatrix Mbamalu: 07/01/18-06/30/21
Christine McGivney: 07/01/19-06/30/22

Former Fellows (.PDF)

Slides Fellowship and Residency at Boston Medical Center (.pdf)

Diverse Patients Need Diverse Providers (.pdf)

Choosing a Residency at Boston Medical Center (.pdf)

For general information about program or application materials, please contact:

Kristin Cordes
Fellowship Coordinator

For program information, please contact:

Naomi Steiner, MD, Program Director
Boston Medical Center
Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
850 Harrison Ave, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02118