The Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship program at Saint Louis University is a three-year experience with two years dedicated to clinical training and one year for scholarly activity.
Our goal is to prepare the fellow to be an excellent clinician, educator and researcher in developmental-behavioral pediatrics.
The first year of training is dedicated to the evaluation and initial management of children ages 0-5, as well as exposing the fellow to community resources and therapies.
The second year focuses more on continued management of developmental-behavioral disorders with a focus on issues arising in older children, such as Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and learning disorders.
The third year expands on the first two years with time reserved to pursue electives of interest to the fellow. Training in developmental assessment is offered. Clinical time is spent at the Knights of Columbus Developmental Center and other subspecialty clinics at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.
Fellows are required to design, implement, complete, and write a research project of their choosing. Instruction in study design, biostatistics and epidemiology will be provided in fellow conferences and workshops throughout training. Fellows are also given many opportunities to develop teaching skills by informal/formal presentations in the clinic and community.
SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital is home to the Saint Louis University School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics. The hospital is an urban, free-standing tertiary care center with a broad range of pediatric primary care and subspecialists and other medical professionals. Our faculty members have protected time for mentoring and teaching trainees, and there are many educational activities for all levels of training. The hospital is very supportive of medical student, resident, and fellow education, as well as clinical and basic science research.
The Knights of Columbus Developmental Center at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital evaluates children ages 0-18 years with a wide variety of developmental disorders, with approximately 5,500 patient visits per year. The center is staffed by two developmental-behavioral pediatricians, a child neurologist, a child/adolescent psychiatrist, and a pediatrician with training in medical genetics, as well as several psychologists, speech/language therapists, and an occupational therapist.
The center also is supported by a parent resource specialist and education coordinator.
The majority of the fellow's time will be spent with the two developmental-behavioral pediatricians, but will also have rotations with several of our other faculty, ensuring exposure to many developmental-behavioral disorders and associated medical conditions.
Our program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and The Match, National Resident Matching Program. One fellow is accepted every three years. Please do not hesitate to contact us at the Knights of Columbus Developmental Center with any questions at 314-577-5609.