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Medical University of South Carolina

MUSC Department of Pediatrics

The Medical University of South Carolina Department of Pediatrics has a 3 year accredited fellowship in Child Abuse Pediatrics, established July 1, 2011. Candidates must be board certified or board eligible in General Pediatrics. The CAP sub-specialty program provides three years of training to acquire proficiency in evaluating and managing children at risk of or experiencing any form of abuse of neglect. The goal is for participating fellows to acquire expertise and skills in clinical practice, teaching, investigative research, and administrative functions related to child abuse pediatrics, so that graduating fellows will have sufficient expertise to act as independent consultants in the field, capable of pursuing an academic or clinical career.

The child abuse program consists of 4 faculty members in the Division of Violence Intervention and Prevention, including the founding member of the child abuse program at MUSC and in the state of SC, as well as 3 additional board certified child abuse pediatricians. The curriculum consists of tremendous clinical exposure and opportunities spanning all forms of suspected abuse in children and adolescents: inpatient consults, response to acute sexual assaults and other consults in the pediatric emergency department, and outpatient clinics run in conjunction with 2 child advocacy centers. The program enjoys multidisciplinary and community support and involvement, including collaboration with the MUSC  National Crime Victims Center. MUSC offers an optional opportunity for fellows to obtain a Masters of Science in Clinical Research, and has research support through the MUSC South Carolina Clinical and Translational (SCTR) Institute, one of 60 Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Institutions in the country. Additionally, MUSC has the Charles P. Darby Children’s Research Institute (DCRI) which is the largest and most comprehensive pediatric research facility in the Carolinas and one of only 15 in the country. MUSC is located in coastal Charleston, SC , renowned for history, hospitality, good food, and water recreation.

For more information, please contact:
Michelle Amaya, MD (amaya@musc.edu)
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Medical University of South Carolina
Program Director, Child Abuse Pediatrics
Ph: 843-792-2618