Adolescent Medicine Fellowship
The Adolescent Medicine Fellowship program of Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. It is a three-year program based at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. One fellowship position is offered every three years. The Adolescent Medicine Fellowship will provide the fellow with an organized, comprehensive and supervised full-time educational experience in the care of adolescent patients and allow the fellow to develop and refine skills and competencies fundamental to the specialty of adolescent medicine, including those related to the primary, sexual and mental healthcare of adolescent patients.
The Adolescent Medicine Fellowship program is designed to provide the fellow an extensive and comprehensive foundation in the field of adolescent medicine. While independent learning is encouraged and expected, the fellow will have protected time each week to attend the Fellows Core Seminar Series — which covers a variety of clinical, scientific and professional topics — as well as participate in divisional meetings, journal clubs and multidisciplinary conferences. Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in institutional conferences such as firm rounds and grand rounds.
Fellows develop their teaching skills through lectures and didactic sessions with residents and medical students. Clinical teaching skills are also developed as fellows precept residents in the Adolescent Outpatient Clinic.
We have an exceptionally strong tradition of research and will mentor and guide a fellow through the steps of developing and executing a scholarly research project with the ultimate goal of presentation at a national conference and publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
Recently funded projects include:
- R01HD082554, “The Impact of Early Medical Treatment in Transgender Youth”
- R01DA041071, “Employing eSBI in a Community-based HIV Testing Environment for At-risk Youth”
- U01MD011279, “A Pragmatic Clinical Trial of MyPEEPS Mobile to Improve HIV Prevention Behaviors in Diverse Adolescent MSM”
Our fellows develop and master clinical skills unique to the field of adolescent medicine and those related to the primary, sexual and mental healthcare of adolescents. Fellows acquire these clinical skills and competencies through a variety of outpatient clinical experiences as well as inpatient consult services. These clinical opportunities include: Adolescent Continuity Clinic, Gender Development Clinic, Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent HIV, STI Clinic, Transition Clinic, Substance Use Clinic, Mental Health, College Health, Weight and Wellness Nutrition and Sports Medicine. Fellows also have the opportunity to develop an area of special clinical interest during their second and third years.
Requirements & Eligibility
Applicants must have completed an ACGME-accredited residency in pediatrics, be board-eligible for American Board of Pediatrics certification (or equivalent in respective specialty) and meet the State of Illinois’ requirements for medical licensure. Non-U.S. citizens need to obtain a valid Visa and authorization to work in United States.
Robert Garofalo, MD, MPH
Division Chief, Adolescent Medicine; Director, Center for Gender, Sexuality and HIV Prevention; Fellowship Director, Adolescent Medicine Fellowship
Academic and Clinical Coordinator; Fellowship Coordinator Adolescent Medicine
Further program details, including the housestaff manual and a sample training contract, are available on the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University site.
Diversity & Inclusion
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine seeks to attract inquisitive, motivated fellows and is committed to providing them with every opportunity for success. We encourage a diverse and inclusive work environment that allows each trainee to achieve their personal goals.
For more information on Northwestern’s commitment to diversity, please see the Northwestern McGaw Underrepresented Residents & Fellows Forum and Feinberg School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Graduate Research Resources
We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and training to help our fellows excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans.VISIT THE HOUSESTAFF RESEARCH PORTAL