Program Overview

The University of Virginia School of Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics have a long track record and commitment to training clinician investigators. Clinical training is based on 1:1 interaction with faculty and a “hands-on” approach to learning. During the research training portion of the program, fellows receive training in either basic science or clinical investigation (or both). Trainees interested in clinical investigation may complete a 4th year of fellowship to complete a Master’s degree in the field of interest. Trainees working in basic science research may take coursework that complements their educational objectives and work closely with a primary mentor.

All trainees have a Scholarship Oversight Committee consistent with the ACGME/American Board of Pediatrics guidelines.

During the first several weeks of the first year, fellows shadow the clinical team for orientation. In addition, during the first month of fellowship, fellows are oriented to:

  • Newborn Emergency Transport System (NETS)
  • ECMO
  • Skills fair for common and uncommon procedures done by the fellow.