We would like to welcome you to the Section of Adolescent Medicine as a fellow at OUHSC! Our goal is to train you to optimize the health and well-being of adolescents by providing interdisciplinary, evidence based, sub-specialty clinical service and by conducting research and community outreach that ultimately improves services for our youth. As the only academic Adolescent Medicine Program in the state, our fellowship provides the unique opportunity to see a diverse population of adolescents from urban, rural and suburban areas as well as a full spectrum of disease processes and diagnostic dilemmas.
This fellowship aims to produce Adolescent Medicine fellows who are able to:
- anticipate and address disruptions in the typical developmental trajectories of cognitive, physical, emotional and social growth of the adolescent
- work with a full awareness and ability to apply consent/confidentiality laws related to adolescents
- engage in an interdisciplinary team approach to the treatment of the adolescent/young adult age group
- address the importance of health equity and health disparities (including social determinants of health, health care access, implicit bias, the role of culture in health) in the care of the adolescent/young adult population
- initiate, conduct, and disseminate academic inquiry to help improve the collective knowledge base related to adolescent health
- effectively disseminate knowledge about adolescent health issues to adolescents, parents, medical students, residents, colleagues.
Clinical programs include:
The Adolescent Medicine Disordered Eating Program
The DE Program at OU helps patients with: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, and other disordered eating patterns. This program provides continuity between evidence-based outpatient care and any necessary inpatient admissions. The same interdisciplinary team treats the patients in either setting. For more information please visit: https://www.oumedicine.com/oumedicine/pediatric-services/adolescent-medicine/disordered-eating-program
The Roy G. Biv Program
The RGB Program serves patients who identify as, lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, asexual or other sexual orientation, male-to-female transgender, female-to-male transgender, non-binary, genderfluid, agender or other gender. This is the only interdisciplinary clinic in the state that provides gender affirming care to patients under the age of 16 years. This program also serves as the founding member of the Gender Affirming Professionals Network (GAP-Net) that promotes collaboration among gender affirming healthcare providers across the state. For more information please visit: https://www.oumedicine.com/oumedicine/pediatric-services/adolescent-medicine/sexuality-gender-identity-issues
The Young Women’s Health Program
The Young Women’s Health Program provides reproductive healthcare for females from birth to 25 years that is individualized, comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, and compassionate. Our treatment scope includes: menstrual issues including irregular bleeding patterns, painful periods and menstrual hygiene; gynecologic care for girls with complex medical conditions; pelvic pain including endometriosis;, pre-pubertal vaginal bleeding and discharge; congenital anomalies of the reproductive system; polycystic ovary syndrome; contraception including long acting reversible contraception (Nexplanon®, IUDs); diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.
In addition to working within the Section of Adolescent Medicine, fellowship education includes training with Child Psychiatry, Sports Medicine, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology and the College of Public Health. Our fellowship offers a tuition-free education leading to a Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Science from the OUHSC Graduate College.
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For more information regarding our fellowship, please contact:
Dr. Amy Middleman
Administrative & Fellowship Coordinator