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Developmental / Behavioral Pediatrics

Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship

Subspecialty fellowship training in Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics is available at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Upon completion of this accredited three-year program, trainees are eligible for the American Board of Pediatrics subspecialty examination in Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics. We have one fellowship position available for each year of training, so that we have up to three fellows per year in our program.

The majority of clinical experience for fellows occurs at the James L. Dennis Developmental Center, a regional referral center for diagnostic assessments of developmental and behavioral concerns in children from infancy to adolescence. Diagnoses encountered in that clinical setting include (but are not limited to) pervasive developmental disorders, ADHD, learning impairments, developmental delays, mental retardation, and disruptive behaviors. Fellows also spend time in clinics staffed by the Section of Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics at Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH), which include Growth and Development Clinic, Medical Home Clinic, and High Risk Newborn Follow Up Clinic, along with other subspecialty clinics staffed by associated disciplines such as Genetics, Neurology, Psychiatry and Adolescent Clinic on the campus of Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH). Fellows participate in approximately four weeks of inpatient service on the Rehabilitation Unit at ACH during their second year of training; otherwise hospital duties are limited to consultative services under the direction of Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics faculty.

The Section of Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics is involved in several community-based programs that allow fellows additional experience. This includes the provision of medical coverage for the Project for Adolescent and Child Evaluation Foster Care Program, the Leadership Education for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) training program, and the outreach clinics across the state at various developmental day treatment centers (DDTCS) for children.

Gradually more time per year is devoted to research throughout the three year program. Each fellow develops a Scholarship Oversight committee, consisting of faculty that assist the fellow in developing and implementing a research project, with the goal of presenting this project regionally or nationally, and having a manuscript for submission by the end of training. Our training program is one of ten national programs to successfully compete for funding from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau for Leadership Training in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. More information is available at: http://mchb.hrsa.gov/training/project_info.asp?id=313.

Interested individuals should contact:

Jill J. Fussell, MD
Associate Professor 
Fellowship Director, Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
College of Medicine
Arkansas Children's Hospital
800 Marshall Street
Little Rock, AR 72202
Phone: (501) 364-3866
Fax: (501) 364-6829
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OR

Eldon G. Schulz, MD
Professor
Section Chief, Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitative Medicine
Fellowship Associate Director, Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics
Medical Director, Rehabilitation Services
Department of Pediatrics
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
College of Medicine
Arkansas Children's Hospital
800 Marshall Street
Little Rock, AR 72202
Phone: (501) 364-1836
Fax: (501) 364-6829
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a Conrad 30 waiver program. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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