Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Fellowship in Child Abuse Pediatrics
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center offers a 3 year fellowship in child abuse, neglect and advocacy that will accept one fellow to start in 2010. The program is based at Harbor which is a public hospital funded by the County of Los Angeles. There are about 22, 000 pediatrics emergency department visits and 22,000 scheduled visits annually. The Pediatric Emergency Department is a level 1 trauma center. The hospital is the site of the Child Crisis Center which handles approximately 600 referrals for evaluation of child sexual and physical abuse per year. There is a separate Failure to Thrive Clinic which has about 400 visits per year and an Infant of Substance-Abusing Moms program which also has about 400 visits per year. The hospital serves as a “hub” for children in foster care. These children are seen in the K.I.D.S. Clinic (kids in the dependency system). Fellows are involved in each of these clinical sites. Fellows also seen in-patients as part of our SCAN Team and attend the monthly conference of the Los Angeles County Child Death Review Team. The fellowship offers the opportunity for a Masters of Public Health through the UCLA School of Public Health for individuals taking 3 years of fellowship.