Pediatric Obesity Medicine Fellowship

Pediatric Obesity Medicine Fellowship

Obesity is the most prevalent chronic disease affecting our youth. Effective management of childhood obesity, particularly severe obesity, requires specialized, multidisciplinary therapies including behavioral, pharmacological and surgical options. However, there are few medical providers who are competent in delivering such care because medical schools and residencies do not provide significant formal education in this topic.

The Pediatric Obesity Medicine fellowship addresses this gap by providing comprehensive training in state-of-the-art treatment of childhood obesity for pediatricians seeking to work in this newly recognized specialty.

Pediatricians completing this fellowship will be able to sit for the American Board of Obesity Medicine certification examination. For interested fellows, when funding is available, a second year of training in obesity research may be an option during which time a Master’s of Clinical Research degree from the School of Public Health can be earned.

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  • Applicants must be Board eligible/Board certified (BE/BC) in Pediatrics
  • We only accept applicants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents (green card holders)

How To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit:

  • a universal application,
  • current curriculum vitae,
  • personal statement,
  • USMLE or COMLEX score reports
  • three letters of recommendation (one of which is from the current Program Director).

Letters of recommendation should be addressed to the Program Director and emailed directly to the [email protected].

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact the Program Director Claudia Fox at [email protected], if you have any questions not answered here on the webpage.

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  • Published

    Dec 11, 2023

  • Main Location

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

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