The Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric Training Program is sponsored by the University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and Children's Hospital Colorado (Children's Colorado). This is a three-year fellowship program approved by the Pediatric Residency Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The program is directed by Sandra Friedman, MD, and is based at the University of Colorado School of Medicine (CU SOM) and Children's Hospital Colorado, both of which opened entirely new facilities in 2007 on one large medical campus in Aurora, Colorado - Anschutz Medical Campus. Fellows are supervised by faculty within the Section of Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, the Neuroscience Institute at Children’s Colorado, and the Department of Pediatrics at CU SOM.
We aim to support fellows in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics to develop successful careers, based on excellence in clinical medicine, teaching, scholarship, and research. The program provides fundamental knowledge in neurosciences relevant to the field, as well as theoretical frameworks for development and behavior from birth to young adulthood. While we are a newly accredited fellowship training program, we have a long history of service, training, and research in the area of developmental pediatrics.
To qualify for the program one must have completed core training in Pediatrics (three years). We pay particularly close attention to the commitment to scholarship, education, research, and clinical excellence, as well as to the letters of recommendation and career performance records. Trainees will be funded at the CU SOM Department of Pediatrics PL 4-6 salary levels, including an excellent benefits package. Annual vacation, educational and sick leave, health, life disability and malpractice insurance are included in the benefits package.