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Adolescent Medicine Fellowship

A comprehensive three-year training program, fully accredited by the ACGME

Prepare for an academic career, adolescent health programs innovation and leadership, and/or specialty practice in a multi-institutional collaborative based at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Pediatrics, in cooperation with the Divisions of Adolescent Medicine at Stroger Hospital.

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This is a 3 year ACGME approved fellowship that includes an opportunity for Masters of Public Health (MPH) opportunities for research in adolescent depression, HIV in adolescents and young adults, and violence prevention, as well as a broad range of clinical experiences including school-based health centers, adolescent psychiatry inpatient, joint med-psych outpatient, eating disorders, juvenile detention clinics, adolescent gynecology, family planning, sports medicine, obesity treatment, trauma and violence prevention.

Program goals

The subspecialty Adolescent Medicine Fellowship is designed to promote competence in clinical care of adolescents and young adults, development of research skills that will support clinical and health services research oriented toward adolescents, development of advocacy skills in the area of adolescent health, and the development of teaching skills in adolescent medicine.

Application process

All applicants interested in applying must be registered with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and apply through the Electronic Residency Applications Service (ERAS). Our NRMP number is # 1150321F0

Following individual review of all completed applications, selected applicants will be contacted for interviews. We accept trainees who have completed a residency in pediatrics, family medicine, or internal medicine. We only sponsor J1 visas. Please contact the Program Coordinator for further information.

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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, and adolescent gynecology 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 both within and outside of the division. The fellows are given the opportunity to participate in additional training, including 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.