Curriculum

The Adolescent Medicine Fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is a three-year training program for physicians. Each year of the program is tailored to provide individualized clinical, academic, and research experience.

The first year of our program focuses on developing key clinical, academic, and research skills.  First-year fellows will provide primary and acute medical care, teach junior physicians, and begin their own research project.

Clinical Activity

First-year fellows are expected to:

  • Attend four sessions per week at the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center and:
    • Provide acute, primary, and preventative care
    • Co-attend inpatient care (10 weeks per year)
    • Provide specialty nutrition and wellness care
  • Provide specialty care for teenage parents and their children, as well as HIV-infected youth
  • Attend one off-site session per week at Barnard College

Scholarly Activity

In addition to their clinical responsibilities, first-year fellows are expected to:

  • Attend case, core didactic, and research conferences
  • Participate in the weekly fellows workshop and journal club
  • Teach seminars for medical students and residents
  • Act as a clinical preceptor for first-year medical students
  • Facilitate health education and outreach to schools and community sites

Research

As this is a research-intensive program, fellows are expected to conduct their own research beginning in the first year. During their first year, most fellows:

  • Choose a mentor
  • Attend didactics on the fundamentals of research methodology
  • Identify a research area and formulate a research question
  • Perform a background literature search
  • Submit paperwork for IRB approval (if necessary)
  • Begin collecting data
  • Start preliminary data analysis
  • Submit their research project as an abstract or a poster for the Child Health Research Day at Mount Sinai

The second-year of fellowship focuses on developing clinical proficiency, research skills, private practice training, and other scholarly activities.

Clinical Activities

Second-year fellows:

  • Attend three sessions per week at the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center
  • Co-attend 10 weeks of inpatient care per year
  • Provide acute, primary, and preventative care
  • Provide specialty nutrition and wellness care
  • Provide specialty care for teenage parents and their children, as well as HIV-infected youth
  • Attend one off-site session per week at Barnard College
  • Take part in subspecialty electives (one session per week)
    • In a private practice setting at Adolescent-Young Adult Medicine (AYAM)
    • By attending long acting reversible contraception (LARC) insertion training

Scholarly Activities

Second-year fellows may participate in the following scholarly activities:

  • Case, core didactic, and research conferences
  • Weekly fellows workshop
  • Journal club
  • Teaching seminars for medical students and residents
  • Acting as a clinical preceptor for first-year medical students
  • Health education and outreach to schools and community sites

Research

Building off of their work from their first year, fellows are expected to further develop and implement their research project during their second year of training. The second year allows for more time to be dedicated to the collection, retrieval, and analysis of data.

During the third-year of our fellowship program, you’ll refine the clinical, academic, administrative, and research skills you’ve acquired over the previous two years. You’ll also have the opportunity to co-attend the inpatient unit, provide lectures to residents and students, present at pediatric grand rounds, develop new programs, and present your research at a national conference.

Clinical Activities

Third-year fellows:

  • Attend three sessions per week at the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center
  • Co-attend ten weeks of inpatient care per year
  • Provide acute, primary, and preventative care
  • Provide specialty nutrition and wellness care
  • Provide specialty care for teenage parents and their children, as well as HIV-infected youth
  • Take part in subspecialty electives (one session per week)
    • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
    • Eating disorders

Scholarly Activities

Third-year fellows may participate in the following scholarly activities:

  • Case, core didactic, and research conferences
  • Journal club
  • Organizing and scheduling instructive seminars for medical students and residents
  • Serving as junior attending on the inpatient unit
  • Learning about service grants
  • Attending advocacy seminars and complementary training programs
  • Acting as a clinical preceptor for first-year medical students and clinical mentor for third-year medical students in their pediatric clerkship
  • Facilitating health education and outreach to schools and community sites

Research

As their research concludes in their third year, fellows are encouraged to present their work at a research seminar, submit their abstracts for national meeting presentation consideration, and prepare a formal manuscript to submit to a peer-reviewed journal for publication.