Millennial Fellowship Program
The fellowship is built on a training model that provides intensive mentoring and a planned curriculum of educational and evaluation activities in the domains of research, education, and leadership/career development. We have recently restructured our academic skills program to capitalize on the expertise of Constance Baldwin, Ph.D., Associate Program Director, who is nationally respected for her work in faculty development, curriculum development, educational scholarship, and scientific writing. Other members of our faculty are national leaders in a number of different organizations and programs, giving fellows unique opportunities for national-level experiences which will complement their local community-based experiences and help in their development of leadership skills. For example, Dr. Szilagyi is a former President of the Academic Pediatric Society, and is currently the Editor of the APA journal, Academic Pediatrics. All of these faculty devote focused effort to working one-on-one with fellows on research project planning and execution, scientific writing, and community advocacy activities.
Our division is not dependent on fellows for clinical work, so they are free to pursue their academic interests full time. Their clinical work is teaching oriented, and is carefully planned to enhance their academic careers. Similarly, their coursework for the MPH Clinical Investigator Track is specially designed for clinicians and clinically related research needs. Moreover, the academic skills component of the fellowship includes career planning and management, leadership and administrative skills, advanced work in scientific writing and grantsmanship, and other skills not generally taught in a research fellowship but essential for success in academics.
Fellows who graduate from our Millennial Fellowship Program will be prepared to assume academic, policy making, or community leadership careers in which they:
Conduct research directed to primary medical care issues as independent, extramurally funded investigators;
Teach future primary care pediatricians to recognize and address the multifaceted issues that affect children’s health, and/or
Participate actively in clinical care, program innovation, policy development and advocacy that addresses the needs of underserved and minority children and families.