Message from the Director

Dr. Catherine Miller

I’m Katie Miller, the Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Director at the University of Michigan. Thank you for your interest in our program!

When I came to Michigan Medicine in 2017, it was clear that across the state of Michigan there was a need for more Adolescent Medicine trained physicians. The creation of this new program has been a key focus for all of us in this division and we are passionate about continuing to build and grow.

What sets this program apart?

  • Our small, collegial, supportive team that provides a personalized and flexible training experience
  • Outstanding clinical programs with inter-professional involvement
  • Structured training and experience in research and teaching with a wealth of department and institutional programs to tap into
  • A great town to live in and enjoy

Program Basics?

The length of training is three years and we have funding to accept one fellow per year. Fellows work closely with faculty in both inpatient and outpatient clinical settings. Our home base is the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital where our inpatient consult service and multiple outpatient clinical programs are located. Our administrative offices are just across the street from the hospital. Fellows also join us out in the community at the Corner Health Center in Ypsilanti, and in the network of school based health centers through the Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools located in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Flint.

Fellows meet regularly with our fellowship program research training director starting in the first year of fellowship to assist in connecting to research mentors and making strides in scholarly learning and projects.  Fellows participate in a monthly pediatric department-wide fellow curriculum throughout training. The ratio of research/clinical training time increases from the first through the third year of training. Depending on fellow areas of interest and career goals, there is an opportunity in second and third years of training to participate in focused scholars’ programs.

Every Thursday morning we have 2-3 hours of protected time for our fellow education series including journal clubs, case conferences, adolescent medicine topic lectures, research meetings, board review sessions, and our diversity, equity and inclusion media club. And we are really looking forward to getting back to regular social gatherings post-COVID pandemic.

Our division team includes our three Adolescent Medicine physicians, our nurse practitioner, two Pediatric Sports Medicine physicians, our three fellows, social worker, registered nurse, a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, and our program coordinator.  We also have close training and clinical ties to Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology, Pediatric Endocrinology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University Health Services, the Athletics Department, the Adolescent Health Initiative and our Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program team.  Research mentors may be through our division, department or other schools such as Public Health and Nutritional Sciences within the University of Michigan.
Hopefully this helps to give you a big picture view of what we are up to and I welcome you to read on for more details. Don’t hesitate to reach out with questions!