Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship Program

Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship Program

Program Overview

The Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship Program of the Kosair Charities Division of Pediatric Forensic Medicine utilizes the six core competencies of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education as the foundation for a curriculum which provides clinical training in the discipline of Child Abuse Pediatrics. We strive to provide a comprehensive fellowship program in Child Abuse Pediatrics that will assimilate a specially trained diagnostician, motivated researcher,  inspired instructor, expert physician witness, tireless child advocate and lifelong physician learner: Additionally, the fellow gains a background in academic research, which provides skills required for competition in the academic setting. Ample opportunity is provided for development of teaching skills, both in informal and formal education settings.

Goals and Objectives

  • To become proficient in evaluating and managing pediatric injury cases concerning for non-accidental trauma and to be familiar with the possible differential diagnoses related to these cases. (Patient care, medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism)
  • To participate in clinical experiences involving all facets of the child abuse field including neglect, physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. (Patient care, medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, systems based practice)
  • To perform a research project in the field of child abuse pediatrics. (Medical knowledge, professionalism, systems based practice)
  • To attain effective communication and interactions with medical team members as well as with members of the multidisciplinary team including law enforcement, prosecuting and county attorneys, child protection workers and therapists. (Interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, systems based practice)
  • To learn to provide court testimony in criminal and family court situations both as an examining physician and expert witness in the field of child abuse pediatrics. (Medical knowledge, interpersonal and communications skills, professionalism,  systems based practice)
  • To understand the process of effective instruction, self- reflection and the analysis of clinical and system processes to allow for ongoing improvements of clinical practice. (Medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, practice based learning and improvement, professionalism, systems based practice)


Application Process

Eligibility

All applicant must have completed a pediatric residency from an American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) approved training program or be ABP certified in pediatrics.

ERAS
Applications may be submitted via ERAS® – The Electronic Residency Application Service.
When submitting your application through ERAS, please include the following:

  • ERAS common application form
  • Current CV
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation (one letter must be from your residency training program)
  • Photograph
  • An official copy of your medical school transcript
  • An official copy of your medical school Dean's letter
  • An official copy of your United States Medical Licensing Examination scores USMLE transcript
  • ECFMG status report (for International Medical Graduates only)
  • Other documents supporting your Visa status


Tips Getting Started with ERAS

Get your MyERAS token and user guide through the ERAS web site
Register with MyERAS online

If you have questions regarding ERAS, please send your questions to myeras@aamc.org or mail to:

    National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)
    2121 K Street NW, Suite 1000
    Washington, DC 20037
    Toll Free: (866) 653-NRMP
    Local: (202) 400-2233
    support@nrmp.org

    Application Deadline
    The Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship Program will be accepting applications for the 2018 Academic Year.  Applications are generally accepted July through September each year and all materials must be received by October 1 to be considered complete. Interviews will not be scheduled until all materials are received, and will occur throughout October and November.  Match day will be in December of 2017.

    Interviews

    Following a review of the applications, applicants that are a good match for our program will be contacted to set up an interview. On the interview day, applicants will meet with current fellow(s) and faculty as well as tour Norton Children’s Hospital.

    The Match

    We participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) for all positions. Please review the National Residency Matching Program web site for match registration policies and dates. www.nrmp.org/fellowships/pediatrics-specialties-fall-match/

    Benefits

    To view University of Louisville's Graduate Medical Education benefits, please click here: http://louisville.edu/medicine/gme/incoming-residents

     

    Contact Us

    Melissa Currie, M.D., Program Director
    melissa.currie@louisville.edu

    Vinod Rao, M.D., Associate Program Director
    vinod.rao@louisville.edu

    Nancy Farmer, Program Coordinator
    nancy.farmer@louisville.edu

    Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship Program
    Kosair Charities Division of Pediatric Forensic Medicine/Department of Pediatrics
    University of Louisville School of Medicine
    571 South Floyd Street, Chairman's Suite 432
    Louisville, KY 40202
    Phone: (502) 629-2390
    Fax: (502) 629-3096

    As Program Director, Dr. Melissa Currie administers and maintains an educational environment conducive to learning.  She oversees and ensures the quality of didactic and clinical education of the program fellow(s). She works with all members to develop goals and priorities, and helps to motivate members to pursue these goals. She strives to always be an enthusiastic and fair Director, providing appropriate mentoring to each fellow with honest, accurate and timely feedback regarding their performance.