Baylor College of Medicine Section for Transition Medicine is offering a one-year Developmental Medicine Fellowship starting July 1st, 2024. 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 be experts on the healthcare needs for adults with these conditions. The yearlong 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, emerging, and necessary field of training supported by American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) and Special Olympics. This fellowship is funded by a joint training grant with our Department of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics through the Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The fellow is expected to present a quality improvement project or small research project to a national organization such as AADMD, AUCD, or AACPDM.
Experiences as a Fellow
Continuity Clinic at the Texas Continuity Clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine Transition Medicine Clinic, which is dedicated to the care of adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities. The fellow will work with a multidisciplinary team including faculty members, social workers, nurse care coordinators, managed Medicaid service coordinator, dentists, behaviorist, gynecologist and several different types of students including medical students, physician assistant students, nursing students, social work students, medical assistant students, and a variety of residents and other fellows in different disciplines. The fellow will also have a limited continuity clinic within Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics. The fellow will be expected to lead teams and teach learners.
Specialty services exposure within the adult practice of Neurology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Wound Care, Urology, and Orthotics/Prosthetics.
Specialty services exposure within the pediatric practice of Genetics, Complex Care, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics.