Fellowships: Child Abuse Pediatrics (3yr)
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Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) Department of Pediatrics in conjunction with Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters (CHKD) in Norfolk, Virginia offers a three year academic Fellowship Program in Child Abuse Pediatrics (CAP). The fellowship program is designed to train pediatricians to become medical experts who are knowledgeable and competent in all areas of child abuse and neglect, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, psychological abuse, and factitious illness. The fellowship is intended to train physicians who will pursue careers in academic settings as clinicians, researchers, and educators.
The training program at CHKD is accredited by the ACGME and successful graduates are eligible for child abuse pediatrics boards certification administered by the American Board of Pediatrics. The program is open to graduates of accredited pediatric residencies. Applications should be submitted through ERAS; the fellowship director reviews all completed applications and selects a pool of applicants that are invited to interview with our faculty in the summer of each year (typically July-September) for a fall match. One fellowship position is awarded annually through the NRMP for a term of 3 years.Curriculum - Training and Experience
Clinical, Teaching, Administrative, & Research Components
While most fellowships are structured with clinical work primarily in the first year, child abuse pediatrics is structured to allow maximum exposure to clinical cases throughout the three years. The first year primarily consists of clinical and didactic work in the field, accompanied by introduction of the multidisciplinary team work and court training. In the first year the fellow also is expected to identify a research project and to prepare and deliver child abuse lectures to both medical and investigative audiences. Year two continues the broad based clinical work with more focus on the research component. In the third year the research project should be completed and time is allowed for authoring of scientific papers and other academic pursuits. Throughout all the years, the fellowship is structured to allow the fellow maximum exposure to clinical cases. See CAP Fellowship Brochure for more details on curriculum.
Norfolk is known for its proximity to Atlantic Ocean beaches and inlets, providing world-class fishing, boating, water sports and other outdoor activities. The local community has exciting cultural events and opportunities with the added bonus of being a short drive away from the Shenandoah Valley and major family friendly theme parks. The hospital referral base in Hampton Roads is nearly 2 million people, and the hospital serves as the heart of a wide-spread, integrated, community-based child health system.CAP Fellowship Resources
- Download the CAP FELLOWSHIP BROCHURE (642 kb)
- Visit the CHKD CAP Website
- Browse the Norfolk Tourism website
Have further questions?
- CAP Fellowship Coordinator: Jenny Hildebrant can be contacted at (757) 668-6160
- Email the Fellowship Director: Suzanne P. Starling, MD
- Phone the CHKD Child Abuse Program: (757) 668-6160