Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship
Our program is uniquely designed so that in three years, trainees complete two fellowships: an ACGME-accredited fellowship program in developmental-behavioral pediatrics and the Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program. Our LEND program is one of only 43 programs across the nation, providing interdisciplinary leadership training in 13 professional disciplines related to neurodevelopmental disabilities. Fellows report that the LEND experience, which includes community family experiences, advocacy opportunities, and training in grant-writing, gives them confidence to work in a variety of leadership roles after fellowship.
The Rochester, NY pediatrics environment is a fully integrated collaboration between the pediatricians of the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) and their colleagues in clinical practice in the community. Clinical experience at the Andrew J. Kirch Developmental Services Center provides substantial opportunities to work with children with a wide array of developmental and behavioral challenges. In addition, our location enables training in urban, suburban, and rural settings providing experience in caring for a culturally and geographically diverse population.
The research experience is just as rewarding. Research in the Department of Pediatrics, URMC, and the Division of Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics provides a wide range of opportunities and a foundation for a successful career as an academic physician. We pride ourselves on designing programs flexible enough to meet the individual interests and career needs of each of our fellows.