Education and Research Structure

There are opportunities for fellows to be involved in medical student and resident teaching both through clinic and inpatient interactions and by participating in the monthly teaching sessions for trainees on the Adolescent Medicine rotation.

Regular conferences our fellows attend include Thursday morning fellow education series (topic talks, case conferences, diversity/equity/inclusion media club, social work rounds, journal club, Quality Improvement Committee, division administrative meetings, and research meetings), our monthly Adolescent Gynecology Conferences, monthly Pediatric Fellow Core Curriculum series, weekly Pediatric Grand Rounds, and a monthly departmental forum on Racism and Injustice.

Fellows meet monthly as a group with Dr. Terry Bravender our fellowship program research training director to help with establishing research mentors and getting support with scholarly activities. Some key research learning will happen during these monthly meetings, some in the pediatric fellowship core curriculum and fellows can also choose to engage in a more targeted “scholars program” during the second and third years of fellowship. Examples of available programs include: Community of Medical Educators in Training (CoMET), Medical Education Scholars Program (MESP), Lean Training, Patient Safety and Quality Leadership Scholars (PASQUAL), Healthcare Equity and Quality Scholars Program, and Healthcare Administration Scholars Program.

Other great research resources within the University of Michigan include the Child Health Evaluation and Research Center (CHEAR) and the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR).