In addition to providing developmental medicine consultations for children referred locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally, the Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics has always actively supported the vision and mission of Texas Children’s Hospital by providing substantial educational and research efforts. As child development is considered the basic science of pediatrics, and as developmental-behavioral problems are the most prevalent chronic medical conditions encountered in pediatric practice, since its establishment in 1960, the Meyer Center has been a critical component of the education of medical students, residents in pediatrics, neurodevelopmental disabilities, and psychiatry, fellows in developmental-behavioral pediatrics, pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation, child psychiatry, and neonatology, and graduate students in psychology and medical social services. The Meyer Center is currently one of only a few pediatric programs nationally to have both a developmental-behavioral pediatrics fellowship program and a neurodevelopmental disabilities residency program to address the severe shortage of medical subspecialists in these areas.
As a fellow in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, you will have the opportunity to supervise medical students and pediatric residents in various clinical settings. You will also give lectures on developmental and behavioral topics to the general pediatrics residents and child psychiatry fellows.