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 fellowship focuses on

  • Acquiring clinical skills in the primary and acute medical care of adolescents, psychosocial/mental health assessments, and gynecology/reproductive health care.
  • Developing academic skills by teaching small group seminars for residents and medical students, and by co-attending on the inpatient unit.
  • Developing and strengthening research skills by selecting a mentor and formulating the early stages of a research project, up to submission of a proposal to the Institutional Review Board.

Clinical Activity

  • On-site at the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center (four sessions per week)
    • Primary care and preventative care (medical and reproductive)
    • Acute care
    • Inpatient care (co-attend 13-17 weeks per year)
    • Specialty care
      • Nutrition and wellness
      • Parenting teens and infants
      • HIV-infected youth
      • Transgender Care
  • Off-site locations
    • School-based Health Clinic (one session per week)

Scholarly Activity

  • Case/core didactic/interdisciplinary/research conferences
  • Weekly fellows workshop
  • Facilitate journal club
  • Teach seminars for medical students and residents

Research

  • Identify a mentor/preceptor
  • Attend didactics on the fundamentals of research methodology
  • Identify a research area and formulate a research question
  • Perform background literature search
  • Submission for IRB approval (if necessary)

Second Year

The second-year of fellowship focuses on

  • Continuing to develop clinical proficiency
  • Learning new academic, administrative and research skills.
  • Opportunities to train in LARC placement and management and experiencing adolescent healthcare in a private practice setting.
  • Continuing work on scholarly activities and research

Clinical Activity

  • On-site at the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center (three sessions per week)
  • Primary care and preventative care (medical and reproductive)
  • Acute care
  • Inpatient care (co-attend 13-17 weeks per year)
  • Specialty care
    • Nutrition and wellness
    • Parenting teens and infants
    • HIV-infected youth
    • Transgender Care
  • Off-site locations (one session per week )
    • Barnard College-based Health
  • Complementary experiences (one session per week)
    • Private Practice Setting at AYAM
    • Long acting reversible contraception (LARC) insertion training

Scholarly Activity

  • Case/core didactic/research conferences
  • Weekly fellows workshop
  • Facilitate journal club
  • Teach seminars for medical students and residents
  • Clinical preceptor for first-year medical students learning history and physical examination skills
  • Health education and outreach to schools and community sites

Research

  • Research project development
  • Implementation of research project
  • Data collection/retrieval and analysis
  • Initiation of writing

The third-year of fellowship focuses on

  • Refining the clinical, academic, administrative, and research skills acquired over the previous two years.
  • Developing academic skills such as precepting learners in the clinic, co-attending on the in-patient unit,  providing lectures to residents and students, possibly presenting at Pediatric Grand Rounds
  • Opportunities to work with experts outside of MSAHC in the area of eating disorders and sports medicine
  • Presenting research at a national conference meeting.
  • Developing a new program in an area of special interest.

Clinical Activity

  • On-site at the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center (three sessions per week)
    • Primary care and preventative care (medical and reproductive)
    • Acute care
  • Inpatient care (co-attend 13-17 weeks per year)
  • Specialty care
    • Nutrition and wellness
    • Parenting teens and infants
    • HIV-infected youth
    • Transgender Care
  • Complementary Experiences (one session per week)
    • Orthopedics/Sports Medicine
    • Eating Disorders

Scholarly Activity

  • Case/core didactic/research conferences
  • Facilitate journal club
  • Organize and schedule instructive seminars for medical students and residents
  • Precept house staff with faculty back-up
  • Serve as junior attending on the inpatient unit, primarily responsible for patient care and teaching activities
  • Learn about service grants (where and how to get funding)
  • Health education and outreach to schools and community sites

Research

  • Research projection completion
  • Interpretation of data and writing up results in the form of:
    • Abstract submission for consideration for presentation at a national meeting
    • Formal manuscript preparation with the ultimate goal of submitting to a peer reviewed journal for publication
  • Conduct and present at research seminars