Dr.J.D

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yea guys, so what are all the fellowships you can do after a pediatric residency? can you do cards gastro , surgery ect or would you have to do those residencies, and then the peds fellowship? how would it go?:):zip:
 

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yea guys, so what are all the fellowships you can do after a pediatric residency? can you do cards gastro , surgery ect or would you have to do those residencies, and then the peds fellowship? how would it go?:):zip:
The accredited peds fellowships, which all require completion of a 3 year pediatric residency first, are:

Subspecialty Length
Adolescent Medicine 3 years
Allergy & Immunology 2 years
Cardiology 3 years
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 2 years
Critical Care Medicine 3 years
Endocrinology 3 years
Gastroenterology 3 years
Hematology & Oncology 3 years
Infectious Diseases 3 years
Medical Genetics 2-4 years
Neonatal Perinatal Medicine 3 years
Nephrology 3 years
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 3 years
Pulmonary Disease 3 years
Rheumatology 3 years

Some may have an alternative path as well (e.g. adult EM can do a peds EM fellowship, FM or IM can do an adolescent med fellowship). In addition, there are a number of non-accredited fellowships pediatricians can do, for things like peds hospitalist or various research focuses. There does also exist a mechanism to do a research track and start one of the above fellowships without completion of the full 3 year peds residency, but those tracks generally require a dedicated extra 2-3 years of research in exchange for cutting off 1 year of residency.

That said, if you're truly "pre-health", this is a question that is super early for you to be worried about. This forum is for people who are already almost done with medical school and applying for residency, in residency, or beyond that.

Pre-allo (for premeds) is over at http://forums.studentdoctor.net/forums/pre-medical-allopathic-md.10/
 
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The accredited peds fellowships, which all require completion of a 3 year pediatric residency first, are:

Subspecialty Length
Adolescent Medicine 3 years
Allergy & Immunology 2 years
Cardiology 3 years
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 2 years
Critical Care Medicine 3 years
Endocrinology 3 years
Gastroenterology 3 years
Hematology & Oncology 3 years
Infectious Diseases 3 years
Medical Genetics 2-4 years
Neonatal Perinatal Medicine 3 years
Nephrology 3 years
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 3 years
Pulmonary Disease 3 years
Rheumatology 3 years

Some may have an alternative path as well (e.g. adult EM can do a peds EM fellowship, FM or IM can do an adolescent med fellowship). In addition, there are a number of non-accredited fellowships pediatricians can do, for things like peds hospitalist or various research focuses. There does also exist a mechanism to do a research track and start one of the above fellowships without completion of the full 3 year peds residency, but those tracks generally require a dedicated extra 2-3 years of research in exchange for cutting off 1 year of residency.

That said, if you're truly "pre-health", this is a question that is super early for you to be worried about. This forum is for people who are already almost done with medical school and applying for residency, in residency, or beyond that.

Pre-allo (for premeds) is over at http://forums.studentdoctor.net/forums/pre-medical-allopathic-md.10/
thanks!
 

Raryn

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And peds surgery is done after a general surgery residency, and is highly competitive.
Oh yeah. Could have mentioned that part too:

All those above are the various fellowships off of general pediatrics, mostly equivalent to the IM fellowships (though the length of time varies, pulm and crit care are split, and IM can't do an EM fellowship).

To do the pediatric equivalent of the non-IM fields, you generally have to train in that field and then do a peds fellowship from there. So to be a peds dermatologist (as an example), you do dermatology and then can (optionally) do a peds fellowship from there. That said, most of the subspecialties get you peds exposure in residency, so you can just be a general dermatologist and feel comfortable seeing *most* children (especially teenagers). Just you'd send the complicated ones to someone who did a peds derm fellowship. Same sort of thing goes for most surgical fields, radiology, anesthesia, etc.