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Adolescent Medicine Fellowships

The mission of the Fellowship in Adolescent Medicine is to develop the next generation of leaders in interdisciplinary approaches to adolescent health promotion and disease prevention with a primary goal of eliminating health disparities and achieving health equity.

The fellowship program provides clinical and research training in preparation for a career in academic adolescent medicine, medical education and research. 

Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity

The Department of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Adolescent Medicine fellowship training program are committed to cultivating and sustaining an environment that fosters the development of diverse physician leaders who are committed to eliminating the nation’s health inequities through patient care, education, advocacy, and research. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of our fellowship program, department and school of medicine.

Through pathway programming, such as the Johns Hopkins Visiting Resident Elective Program to Promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Pediatric Subspecialties we aim to build a community that reflects the broad array of human differences found in our society at large. 

Learn more about this visiting elective for the adolescent medicine program.

Clinical Training 

The three-year program includes clinical experiences in family planning, addiction medicine/substance use disorders, gender affirming care, HIV/STI prevention and treatment, mental health, learning and developmental disabilities, sports medicine, chronic fatigue, dermatology, endocrine/diabetes care, school and college-based health, and more. Fellows maintain a continuity panel (including primary and subspecialty care) of adolescents and young adult patients at Center for Adolescent and Young Adult Health Clinic in the Harriet Lane Clinic Fellows also see adolescent and young adults on the various inpatient services through the Adolescent Medicine Consultation service. 

Fellows have the opportunity for additional training in addiction medicine and can sit for both the Adolescent Medicine and Addiction Medicine boards at the end of their training. To date four fellows have been Board Certified in Addiction Medicine through the American Board of Preventive Medicine. 

Research Training 

The Fellowship Program includes research training through a NIH T32 Adolescent Health Promotion Research Training Program focused on sexual and reproductive health. The T32 program also provides fellows with access to over 30 T32 Faculty who have content and methodologic expertise in Adolescent Health Research from the Schools of Nursing, Medicine and Public Health. 

Trainees without a dual degree will spend a year of their training earning a Master of Health Sciences from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health through the Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation. Trainees with an existing dual degree may also take additional coursework relevant to their individual learning plan at the School of Public Health.  All trainees will complete course work in grant writing and adolescent sexual and reproductive health.  All tuition costs are covered by the program. 

Trainees may select a mentor from among the many division faculty, who bring a broad range of clinical, medical education and research expertise to the program. Fellows will complete research projects and a specialized curriculum under the guidance of core research and medical faculty who are widely published in their fields.

Eligibility – Who Can Apply?

An individual is eligible for the program if he/she/they has completed residency training in pediatrics, family medicine, internal medicine or internal medicine/pediatrics; is a citizen, noncitizen national or permanent resident alien of the United States; and intends to pursue an academic career as an adolescent medicine physician scientist or clinician educator.

Application Process

Adolescent Medicine participates in the July cycle of the National Resident Matching Program using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Individuals considering a career in Adolescent Medicine are encouraged to contact the program director, Dr. Fields, and/or any member of the team directly.

Why Hopkins?

  • Watch testimonials from our current and former fellows, core faculty and staff
  • A track record of producing leaders in adolescent medicine. 
  • Comprehensive clinical training in adolescent health and medicine, structured, intensive mentorship by experienced clinicians and researchers, coupled with a core curriculum, and research in progress seminars ensures our fellows have the skills and resources they need to be successful after fellowship completion
  • A cohort of fellows ranges from 3-4 fellows, providing the opportunity to train alongside other promising young clinicians and scholars in adolescent health. 
  • The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (BSPH), consistently ranked #1 in the US, is a rich resource for our trainees, and many General Pediatrics faculty have joint appointments, teach classes, and mentor students in the BSPH
  • Baltimore is a vibrant, livable city close to beaches, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and full of rich history. See what it’s like to live in Baltimore and train at Hopkins.
  • Get a tour of the campus
  • And a tour of our clinic

Fellowship administration and leadership

Maria Curry, BS
Medical Training Program Administrator, Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Program
410-955-2910

Errol Fields, MD, PhD, MPH
Fellowship Training Director, Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Program

Pamela Matson, PhD, MPH
Research Director, Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Program

Maria Trent, MD, MPH, FAAP, FSAHM
T32 Training Director, Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Program

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