UIC Experience: Core faculty will provide training in the outpatient care center adolescent clinic, where the fellow will have a half-day continuity clinic for all 3 years of the program as well as additional assignments in general adolescent clinic, eating disorders clinic, adolescent gynecology clinic, and adolescent weight management clinic. Inpatient experiences include working with a faculty partner as a co-attending on the wards and acting as a consultant for hospitalized adolescents.
The fellow will also do a 3 month rotation in Adolescent Psychiatry Unit (inpatient and outpatient) under the supervision of the Adolescent Psychiatry Faculty and, for medical aspects, Adolescent Medicine Faculty. The fellow will have a 2 month outpatient rotation in Family Planning where they will work closely with an attending in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Sports Medicine specialists from the Departments of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Medicine will provide training in the Sports Medicine Clinic which provides care to UIC sports teams as well as the general public. In addition, the fellows have the opportunity to rotate with other UIC subspecialists in clinics which specifically address the needs of Adolescents. The fellow will also complete outpatient rotations in the community-based Job Corps clinics attended by the Adolescent Medicine Specialist.
Stroger Hospital and the Cook County Bureau of Health Services Experience: Key clinical experiences will be obtained through partnerships with the Stroger (Cook County) Division of Adolescent Medicine. The fellow will have a half-day continuity clinic at Stroger for the entirety of 3 years. In addition, they will have the opportunity to experience outpatient rotations in the Adolescent and Young Adult HIV clinic at the Core Center, caring for youth in the Cook County the Juvenile Detention Center , provide consultative inpatient experience with adolescent and young adult trauma patients in community linkage through the Stroger Trauma Unit – UIC School of Public Health Program Ceasefire connection, and work at the Morton East School-Based Health Clinic.
Research training and experience (18 months) will be obtained through mentoring by faculty with ongoing federally funded research in the field. These include Dr. Benjamin Voorhees in the UIC Department of Pediatrics (adolescent depression) and Dr. Henry-Reid at Stroger (adolescent HIV). The fellows are able to complete additional training, most likely an MPH in Maternal and Child Health at the UIC School of Public Health. Fellows are expected to apply for funding, design and conduct research, and to present and publish their research as part of their training and in order to be board-eligible. Advocacy training and experience is also a required part of the fellowship.