Department of Pediatrics

Child Abuse Pediatrics Curriculum


We have a structured didactics curriculum to cover the Child Abuse Pediatrics Board Specifications in order to ensure each fellow is well equipped for future practice and successful board certification. CAP didactics include lectures, small group discussions, case discussions, M&Ms, journal clubs, and guest lecturers. The fellowship program also includes mock trial and court preparation experience.

Fellows College is a Department of Pediatrics program offered to all pediatrics subspecialty training programs. The sessions consist of a combination of didactic and experiential learning exercises that cover the ACGME and ABP core program requirements, as well as practical career development topics such as employment contracts, negotiation skills, and career promotion tracks. These sessions include both orientation and monthly learning activities. Child abuse fellows are provided dedicated time to attend these events.

Friday noon hour is protected for fellows to virtually attend scheduled child abuse specific lectures on a national web-based platform with other child abuse fellows from across the country.

In addition to the clinical rotations with the Child Protection Team across both inpatient and outpatient settings, the fellowship curriculum includes scheduled blocks our pediatric neuroradiologists, the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences (medical examiner’s office) and the Harris County District Attorney’s office.

With all pediatric subspecialties represented at Texas Children’s and our division’s community relationships, we can tailor an elective rotation to fit your specific interests and career goals