Curriculum

As a Fellow in Pediatric Environmental Health, you engage in didactics, research, clinical pediatrics, mentorship, and seminars in environmental health, in addition to public health studies.

Year 1

The first year of your fellowship is the most diverse. You receive didactic training in epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental medicine, study design and research methodology through the Mount Sinai Master's in Public Health program.

  • Upon selecting a research topic, mentor, and interdisciplinary advisory committee, begin mentored research
  • Working in the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, you gain clinical experience in environmental pediatrics

Years 1-3

Throughout the fellowship you interact with other fellows, mentors, your program director, and patients.

  • Participate in a seminar series in biomarkers and molecular epidemiologic methods
  • Receive career development guidance from your mentor and the program director
  • See patients in the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit

Years 2 and 3 

During your second and third years you delve into Master of Public Health (MPH) coursework and independent research.

  • Complete MPH coursework
  • Take a course on grant writing at the New York Academy of Medicine
  • Complete a mentored research project, write papers, an MPH thesis and a grant application based on this research, and begin transition to academic independence
  • Clinical Fellows continue to see patients in the Pediatric Environmental health Specialty Unit

Goals and Achievements

You are expected to achieve four key goals.

  • An MPH degree focusing on environmental pediatrics
  • Authorship of at least 1-2 publishable manuscripts based on original research
  • Completion of at least 2-3 posters for presentation at regional or national meetings
  • Development of a K99/R00, K23, or equivalent career development award grant proposal