Clinical Rotations

The 36-month fellowship promotes graduated responsibility and career development over time.

During the Second & Third Year:


Scholarship and Academic Activities

Each fellow is required to have a Research Project and a Quality Improvement Project. At the start of the fellowship, each fellow is paired with a faculty mentor, and the mentorship continues throughout the fellowship to help facilitate the completion of the research work product.

Pedagogy and Teaching

The teaching of medical students, house staff, and other healthcare professionals is expected while fulfilling clinical and other scholarly activities. This consists of a combination of informal and formal sessions/lectures including:

  • In-clinic teaching opportunities with medical students and residents
  • Informal teaching time outside of the clinic with medical students and residents
  • Presentations at least twice per year at the division Fellows Conference
  • Formal lecture for pediatric residents during either the second and/or third year of fellowship

The Teaching Resource Center is also available as a resource to help fellows improve their teaching skills.

Board Preparation

The board review series is integrated into the weekly Fellows Conference to help prepare fellows for the Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Board Exam. This series is designed to provide and discuss the AAP Developmental-Behavioral Prep questions with faculty.

Fellows also partake in the annual American Board of Pediatrics In-Service Training exam, which provides practice and feedback regarding the fellow’s progress. This is covered through division funds.



Three weeks annually may be taken arranged at the beginning of each year. These weeks can be broken down into days if desired. The DBP Fellowship recognizes the importance of work-life balance and prioritizes fellow requests for time away.