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About Adolescent Medicine Fellowship
Adolescent Medicine is a medical subspecialty
that focuses on care of patients who are in the adolescent period of development,
beginning with puberty and extending into the early 20's. Additionally,
some doctors in this subspecialty treat young adults attending college
at area clinics, in the subfield of college health. A primary care subspecialty,
Adolescent Medicine incorporates aspects of gynecology, endocrinology,
sports medicine, nutrition, dermatology and psychology. Additional information
can be found through the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM)
Adolescent Medicine fellowships are typically three-year programs accredited by ACGME, and involve clinical, academic, and research training. Most programs accept trainees from Pediatrics, Medicine-Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Family Medicine. Some programs offer separate academic or clinical oriented tracks. Successful completion of such fellowships will enable physicians to meet the eligibility criteria for sub-board certification in Adolescent Medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics and American Board of Internal Medicine, or for a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Adolescent Medicine from the American Board of Family Medicine. Graduates of these fellowship programs are envisioned as future academic and clinical leaders in the field of Adolescent Medicine.
Candidates must apply to the programs of their
choice using the method accepted by the program. Adolescent Medicine Fellowship
programs participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
ERAS, a service developed by the AAMC, transmits application materials
via the Internet to programs in residency and selected fellowship specialties.
Candidates must apply to the Adolescent Medicine programs of their choice
Before registering, please review the SMS Match Participation Agreement. By registering with The Match and submitting a certified rank order list (ROL), applicants and programs agree to abide by the outcome of The Match. Failure to do so is a breach of the Agreement and violators may be subject to penalties under the NRMP's Violations Policy. Both applicants and programs must follow the cardinal rule that neither must ask the other to make a commitment before the submission of ROLs. It is to be expected that one may express a high level of interest in the other; however, it is not acceptable for one to ask the other how one will be ranked.
Any verbal or written contract between an applicant and a program prior to submission of the ROL is a material violation of the SMS Match Participation Agreement, and violators may be subject to penalties under the NRMP's Violations Policy. The final preference of program directors and applicants as reflected on the submitted ROLs will determine the offering of positions and the placement of applicants.
Applicants also are responsible for ensuring that they meet all program prerequisites and institutional policies regarding eligibility for appointment to a fellowship position prior to ranking a program through the NRMP.
Applicants who have not completed prerequisite
training in an accredited ACGME program in the U.S. or a similar program
in Canada accredited by the Royal Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons
of Canada must be certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign
Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
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