A three-year ACGME accredited fellowship program in Adolescent Medicine is offered by the division of Adolescent Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine. The graduates of the fellowship program are envisioned as future academicians in the field of Adolescent Medicine. The program provides a balance of clinical experience, teaching and clinical research. Over the three year fellowship, approximately 60% of time is devoted to clinical activities with 40% to research. In the first year of training, approximately 75% of time is spent on clinical activities, in the second year approximately 50% of time is spent on clinical activities with 50% devoted to research, and in the third year 70% of time is devoted to research.
Exposure to a wide range of medical conditions occurs in our two inpatient units (the Comprehensive Care Program, a specialized Eating Disorders Unit and the Teaching and Consultation Service at LPCH) and in the outpatient clinics at the Center for Adolescent Health located in Sunnyvale. The clinics include the Teen and Young Adult Clinic, Eating Disorders Clinic, Adolescent Gynecology Clinic, and Healthy Weight Clinic. Fellows may also get exposure to homeless and uninsured youth on the mobile Teen Health Van and to incarcerated youth at the Santa Clara Juvenile Detention facility. The fellows work closely with colleagues in the fields of Child Psychiatry, Adolescent Gynecology, Social Service, Nursing and Nutrition and have the opportunity to teach Stanford medical students and pediatric residents.
There is a structured educational curriculum consisting of weekly grand rounds, weekly division educational meetings, monthly journal clubs, monthly case conferences, and quarterly Fellows College. Additionally, in the first year, the fellow completes a 1-week intensive clinical research course called Scholarship Academy. Throughout all three years of fellowship, participation in the divisional fellow's research seminar and departmental fellow's research club is encouraged. The expectation is that by the second year of training, the fellow will have submitted a research proposal to the IRB, will have initiated a research project, and is strongly encouraged to have submitted and presented an abstract at a national scientific meeting.
Each fellow is assigned a scholarship oversight committee, and it is expected that at the end of the fellowship program, the fellow will have completed a scholarly work product. On graduation from the program, it is expected that the fellow will have demonstrated the necessary medical knowledge, clinical competence, and research experience required of the program in order to practice adolescent medicine competently without supervision.
Third Year Fellow
Lauren Wozniak, MD, MPH
Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School
Residency Program: Michigan Medicine
Second Year Fellow
Noelle Pineda, MD, MPH
Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine
Residency Program: Stanford Children's Hospital
First Year Fellow
Alyssa Songveera, MD
Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine
Residency Program: Thomas Jefferson University/Nemours AI Dupont
Only those applicants who have completed a minimum of three post-graduate training years in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Med/Peds, or Family Practice, and who plan an academic career in Adolescent Medicine will be considered.
We participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Applications for fellowship positions should be submitted through ERAS starting in July one year before anticipated fellowship start date. Interested applicants should apply electronically through ERAS and provide the following documents:
- Completed ERAS application
- At least three and no more than four letters of reference including one from your residency program director. We recommend at least one letter be written by a faculty member in Adolescent Medicine.
- Medical school transcript including Dean's letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Personal statement
Applications will be reviewed only once they are complete. Please contact us directly if your application will be delayed for any reason. We do not typically accept applications submitted after August 30th.
If selected for interview, applicants will be contacted directly by the program coordinator, and a full day of interviews will be scheduled in September or October, depending upon program and applicant availability.