Program Mission & Aims
Our Adolescent Medicine Fellowship program provides physicians with the experience, education and encouragement needed to develop into exceptional adolescent medicine specialists. 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.
Our Program Aims to:
- Give personalized attention and flexibility to tailor training to meet fellows’ goals and foster their interests.
- Develop adolescent medicine leaders who value quality, safety, equity, curiosity, inclusivity, diversity and compassion both in the medical care they provide and in the workplace culture they help to create.
- Prepare fellows with the clinical skills needed to provide quality health care to adolescents with acute and chronic physical and mental health issues, as subspecialty consultants and effective members of inter-professional health care teams in institutions and community programs.
- Provide a solid foundation in research skills to both complete a scholarly product and further fellows’ long term academic goals.
- Provide fellows opportunities to learn to be excellent teachers of students, trainees, professionals, and community members.
- Be a dynamic program using principles of continuous quality improvement to meet our fellows’ needs.
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. We have funding for one fellow per year and in this 2021 academic year, we will have a full complement of fellows.
The University of Michigan, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital opened in 2011. The 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 collegiality among faculty and staff leading to extraordinary collaborations. Our research enterprise, clinical and educational programs consistently rank among the best in the nation.