Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

How to Apply

You may apply by downloading a PDF version of the application. Print the application, complete the appropriate fields and mail the application to the address listed at the end of the application form.

Tobacco-free hiring policy

To help preserve and improve the health of our patients, their families and our employees, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has a tobacco-free hiring policy. This policy applies to all candidates for employment (other than those with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey) for all positions, including those covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Job applicants who apply after July 1, 2014 will be expected to sign an attestation stating they’ve been free of nicotine or tobacco products in any form for the prior thirty (30) days. They will also undergo a cotinine test as a part of the Occupational Health pre-placement drug screen administered after the offer of employment has been accepted but before the first day of hire.

Exemptions: Attending physicians (excluding CHOP physicians in the Care Network), psychologists, principal investigators and/or Penn-based faculty are exempt from this process to better align with our colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

Instructions for application

The three-year fellowship seeks physicians who will have completed two to three years of training in an accredited residency program in order to sit for the American Board of Pediatrics certifying examination.

The following should be sent to Nathan Blum, MD:

  1. Completed application
  2. Three letters of reference
  3. Medical school transcript
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Personal statement
  6. Certification of completion of residency or letter from residency program director stating enrollment and end date of pediatric residency training
  7. Copies of current state licenses and board certifications (if applicable)
  8. Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the USMLE taken within the seven year time frame as required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or equivalent scores
  9. If a graduate of a medical school outside the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico, valid ECFMG certificate or one that does not expire prior to the start of the fellowship
  10. If not a citizen of the United States, copy of permanent resident card or copy of current, appropriate visa

International medical school graduates

Current training grants that support fellowship salaries require United States citizenship or permanent resident status. Therefore, international medical graduates must be prepared to find their own funding to support their salaries and benefits.

Application deadline

Deadline for receipt of applications is November 30 for fellowships commencing the following July.

Inquiries regarding the status of a fellowship application may be directed to:

Bernadette Burton
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3550 Market Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(P) 215-590-6336
(F) 267-426-0975

You can also apply to the Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics fellowship training program through the ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) site.

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