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Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Fellowship and Residency at Boston Medical Center

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

Current Fellows

Micaela Jett: 07/1/15-06/30/18
Richard von Rueden: 07/01/17-06/30/20

Former Fellows (.PDF)

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

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

Kristin Cordes
Fellowship Coordinator
617.414.3665
[email protected]

For program information, please contact:

Naomi Steiner, MD, Program Director
Boston Medical Center
Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
88 East Newton Street, Vose 4
Boston, MA 02118
617.414.3602
[email protected]


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