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Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric Fellowship

How to Apply

To be eligible for the UC Davis Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric Fellowship, candidates must have completed training in an ACGME-accredited pediatrics residency program and hold a valid California medical license.

Our program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) fall match. All applications are through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), the online application service of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

International Medical Graduates
  • Applying for a Postgraduate Position

    Graduates of International Medical Schools must meet all California Medical Board licensing requirements for either a Post Graduate Training License (PTL) or a California Physician’s and Surgeon’s License, and any J-1 visa sponsorship requirements (if applicable).


    A clinical J-1 visa is required for admission to UC Davis Health residency and fellowship training programs. The visa can only be sponsored by ECFMG, which requires passage of USMLE Steps 1 and 2. Applicants on a J-1 with a waiver from the Department of State (DOS) can only be accepted into our programs on an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) or J-1 visa Physician Program.

More About the Program

The ACGME-accredited, three-year Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric Fellowship is funded by the Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB) and a participating site in DBPNet research network. First accredited by the ACGME in 2003, our training program is designed to fulfill the training requirements of the American Board of Pediatrics.


To enhance the overall health and resiliency of children, adolescents and their families by training leaders in developmental behavioral pediatrics.

Program Aims

  • Graduates will understand the developmental, behavioral and psychosocial needs of children and families on an individual as well as public policy level.
  • Graduates will be skilled in collaborating across disciplines and systems of care at local, regional and national levels to provide and promote evidence-based, family centered, culturally competent and compassionate care.
  • Graduates will contribute to advancing knowledge in the prevention and treatment of developmental behavioral disorders through research and teaching.

Get in touch with us

For more information or questions, please contact:

Program Coordinator

Kathleen Angkustsiri, M.D., M.A.S.
Director, Fellowship Training Program

Roger “Scott” Akins, D.O.
Division Chief, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Associate Director, Fellowship Training Program