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University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics

The University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics through its Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine offers a 3-year ACGME-accredited Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship Program. The overall goal and mission of the Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship Program at the University of Minnesota is to train pediatricians to become clinical, academic, educational and administrative leaders in the field of Child Abuse Pediatrics (CAP). Coordinated through the Otto Bremer Trust Center for Safe and Healthy Children located at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital (UMMCH), this program is the only CAP Fellowship in Minnesota and the Dakotas.

The Fellowship educates physicians to diagnose and treat child abuse and neglect, collaborate with community partners, provide expertise in courts of law, and participate in multidisciplinary teams investigating and managing child abuse cases. This unique regional program curriculum includes child abuse pediatric consultants, medical social workers, pediatric nurses, pediatricians, psychologists and community professionals with diverse clinical experiences at UMMCH, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota-St Paul and Hennepin County Medical Center. Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is host to the Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center (MRCAC).  MRCAC provides training and technical assistance to Child Advocacy Centers and Multidisciplinary Teams. This allows the fellow access to a wide array of educational events and materials as well as the opportunity to participate in training and peer review. Upon program completion, fellows will be prepared to diagnose and manage acute and chronic manifestations of child abuse, demonstrate competence in teaching, design and conduct research in child abuse, act as a competent physician in a multidisciplinary field, and become familiar with administrative, legislative, and policy issues in child abuse.

The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul in Minnesota are continually noted as one of the best places to live on nationwide surveys of parks, jobs, education, arts, food, health, happiness, and well-being. Fellows receive a competitive salary with medical, dental, and life insurance benefits as well as conference and education funds and much more through their employment at the University of Minnesota Medical School and sponsorship from Center for Safe and Healthy Children. Relocation assistance is available to help ease the transition of moving to a new community, including information on moving companies, housing, child and elder care, school systems, diversity, and community resources, in addition to job search services for spouses and partners.

Candidates should be board certified or eligible to sit for the board examination in general pediatrics.

Otto Bremer Trust Center for Safe and Healthy Children
UMMCH, 2450 Riverside Avenue M653, Minneapolis, MN  55454
Fellowship Director:  Nancy S Harper, MD FAAP
Email: nsharper@umn.edu
Fellowship Coordinator: Sandra Streff
Email: streff@umn.edu
Telephone: (612) 625-6678
Fax: (612) 626-1144
Website: http://www.pediatrics.umn.edu/capfellowship