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Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

Program Type: Military Medical Center

Location: Tacoma, Washington

Accredited: Yes, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Program Length: 3 years

Required Pre-Requisite Training: Completed 3-year Pediatric Residency and board-eligible or board-certified in General Pediatrics

Categorical Year in Specialty Required: No

Total Approved Complement: 6

Approved per Year (if applicable): N/A

Dedicated research year offered: No

Medical Student Rotation availability: 4th Year Medical Student and Resident (Pediatrics, Family Medicine) rotations available

Additional degree concurrent with training (e.g. MPH): Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Certificate, University of Washington LEND Program

Program Phone Number: 253-968-3718


Program Hours of Operation: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Program Description

The Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics fellowship program at Madigan Army Medical Center prepares qualified applicants for interdisciplinary developmental medicine in the military and civilian sector. We partner with the Developmental-Behavioral Fellowship at University of Washington and their Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities training (LEND). This premier program hosts 6-7 Tri-Service fellows at a time with a rich history of achieving 100% first time board certification for >10 years.

Fellows receive comprehensive clinical experience diagnosing and treating children with diverse neurodevelopmental disabilities and special health care needs including behavioral health concerns, including autism spectrum disorder, complex attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder, developmental delay, cerebral palsy, learning disorders, intellectual disability, neuromuscular disorders, behavioral problems, and a range of genetic disorders. Military Developmental-Behavioral Pediatricians expertly care for military children and the unique aspects of life and culture affecting military families. Skills learned elevate graduates’ ability to offer a holistic approach to caring for children while meeting the needs of active duty service member and the U.S. Armed Forces. Fellows travel and participate in itinerant care to gain a better understanding of the needs of complex military children stationed in remote locales. No other fellowship program in the world offers this specific educational opportunity!

Individual patients are assigned to each fellow allowing them the opportunity to participate in long term management of complex cases and to better understand the natural progression of developmental disorders. The program prepares the military pediatrician for the practice of developmental pediatrics as a director of an interdisciplinary developmental clinic at a remote site, as well as a staff physician at a military training center. As such, the program is broad based, covering all areas of developmental pediatrics and includes training in the various Department of Defense and service specific programs for children with special health care needs (Exceptional Family Member Program, DoDEA Schools, Early Intervention Developmental Services). The graduating fellow will participate in programs to refine skills in the areas of Advocacy, Managed Care, Process Improvement/Quality Improvement, Scholarly Activity/Basic Research, Faculty Development and Executive Leadership. An emphasis is also placed on improving the skills of the fellow as an educator. Ongoing interactions and utilization of the resources of the Faculty Development Fellowship, Madigan and the Department of Medical Education, University of Washington help to meet these goals as well.

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Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship Program

Location: Madigan Army Medical Center, Pediatric Specialty Clinic

Hours of Operation:

7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT

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