Fellowship Program Overview
Training & Curricula is an important focus of the DBP fellowship. This ongoing experience is an opportunity for fellows to develop their training and clinical research skills and increase their abilities to contribute to the scientific base of DBP, particularly related to improving the developmental and behavioral outcomes of infants born prematurely and advancing treatment strategies for children with developmental and behavioral disorders. To develop as researchers, the fellows have training in clinical research fundamentals (e.g., identifying a research question, selecting a study design, and choosing research study participants.
Components of the Program
Highlights of the First Year
DBP Y1 fellows distribute most of their time across clinical (~65%), educational (~20%), and research (~10%) experiences. The remaining time (~5%) involves leadership training, teaching, and community-based activity.
Clinical training, in which the majority of time is spent, focuses on DBP Clinics. These clinics currently convene via telehealth (virtually) or in-clinic (at the Stanford Children’s Health Specialty Services building in Sunnyvale CA).
DBP Clinic session hours are 8 AM - 12 PM and 1PM - 5PM; DBP Y1 fellows typically see 2-3 patients per session.
Other clinical training includes an in-patient month at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford with Child Psychiatry Consult Liaison Service.