Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Program

Our Mission

Our Adolescent Medicine Fellowship program provides physicians with the experience, education and encouragement needed to develop into adolescent medicine specialists.

We value quality, safety, curiosity, inclusivity and compassion both in the medical care we provide and within our workplace culture. Our training efforts are meant to ensure that there are future physician leaders in the field of adolescent medicine providing care, education, advocacy, and furthering knowledge regarding adolescent and young adult health.

The origin of Adolescent Medicine at the University of Michigan was in 1990 when Dr. David Rosen joined the faculty.  During his 23 years here, he established the culture of empathetic and holistic care that form the foundation of our mission.  The Division of Adolescent Medicine was founded in 2015, and as our division grew we were able to start the first Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Training program in the state in 2019.

Program Basics

Fellowship training provides the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors in an environment which combines the pediatric and adolescent-focused advantages of a stand-alone children’s hospital with the breadth of faculty and clinical programs throughout the Michigan Medicine health system.

Clinical work is predominantly in our Adolescent/Young Adult Specialty Clinic, Pediatric and Adolescent Gender Services ClinicComprehensive Eating Disorders ProgramPediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Clinic, School-based Health Centers, and the Inpatient Consultation Service.  Other clinical opportunities include Sports Medicine, University of Michigan Addiction Treatment Services, University Health Service, and Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Service.

The length of training is three years, with the ratio of research/clinical training time increasing from the first through the third year. Fellows will be involved in scholarly activities culminating in an academic product by the end of the fellowship.

A growing number of Michigan Medicine off-site locations, as well as partnerships and joint ventures with other institutions, extend the range of training options both regionally and internationally.

The City and the System

Ann Arbor is a great place to live and raise a family.  It has been named one of the top places to live in America, and also the most educated city in the country.  The downtown has a college town/small-city atmosphere with good restaurants, shopping, and entertainment.  Nearby wooded neighborhoods, offer excellent housing. Amenities, including spectator sports, museums, and live music are abundant.  The Detroit Metro Airport is conveniently only 20 miles from Ann Arbor.

The University of Michigan, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital opened in 2011.  The new hospital features a 12-story inpatient tower and nine-story clinic tower, a dedicated pediatric emergency department, an on-site Ronald McDonald House, and private rooms.  The hospital also offers a new and larger home for specialty services not offered anywhere else in Michigan for newborns, children, adolescents, and pregnant women.

The University of Michigan Medical School's 9 basic science and 20 clinical departments have uncommon depth and amazing collegiality among faculty and staff leading to extraordinary collaborations.  Our research enterprise, clinical and educational programs consistently rank among the best in the nation.  We are committed to excellence in all areas of our tripartite mission. 


Dr. Martin

Watch Dr. Martin, Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, speak about the benefits of training at Michigan Medicine.


Training at Michigan Medicine video

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