Baylor College of Medicine Section for Transition Medicine offers a one-year Developmental Medicine Fellowship starting July 1, 2021. The fellowship aims to train med-peds, family, or internal medicine physicians as leaders in the care of individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Just as pediatricians have trained in developmental-behavioral pediatrics and neurodevelopmental disabilities, our fellows will become experts on the healthcare needs for adults with these conditions. The one-year fellowship will develop the individual into a national leader and advocate for adults with diagnoses of Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida, and other conditions associated with intellectual disabilities. This is a new field of training supported by American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) and Special Olympics. A grant through Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities sponsors the fellowship. The fellow is expected to present a quality improvement project or small research project to a national organization such as AADMD, Association of University Centers on Disabilities, or American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.
Experiences as a Fellow
Continuity clinic within the Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine Transition Medicine Clinic, which is dedicated to the care of individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities. The fellow will work with a multidisciplinary team including six faculty members, social workers, nurse care coordinators, managed Medicaid service coordinator, dentists, behaviorist, gynecologist and several different types of students including medical students, nursing students, social work students, medical assistant students and a variety of residents and other fellows in different disciplines. The fellow will be expected to lead teams and teach learners.
Specialty services exposure within the adult practice such as Neurology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, Genetics, Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Prosthetics.
Specialty services exposure within the pediatric practice of Spina Bifida Transition Clinic, Complex Care Transition Clinic and Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics.