Formal didactic instruction in the biological mechanisms of behavior and development, family and social/cultural factors, variations in temperament, cognitive disabilities, language and learning disorders, motor disabilities, attention disorders, sleep problems, elimination disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and research methods occur during the three-year fellowship. DBP Fellows participate weekly in the NIH-funded Autism Research Training Program during their first 2 years, as well as a joint child psychiatry/child development curriculum.
DBP Journal Club
Biweekly conference where fellows present a review and evaluation of up-to-date literature pertinent to developmental-behavioral pediatrics.
Neurodevelopmental/Genetics Case Conference
Weekly conference that includes presentation of a clinical case, including discussion with genetics, developmental pediatrics, and other disciplines.
Neurodevelopmental Research Conference
Weekly conference with presentation of recent research in neurological, developmental and behavioral disorders.
Regular departmental conferences
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Weekly conference which brings in experts to present new and developing topics in Pediatrics. Fellows are expected to present a topic of their choice during the third year of training.