Formal didactic instruction in the biological mechanisms of behavior and development, family and social/cultural factors, variations in temperament, cognitive disabilities, language and learning disorders, motor disabilities, attention disorders, sleep problems, elimination disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and research methods occur during the three-year fellowship. DBP Fellows participate weekly in the NIH-funded Autism Research Training Program during their first 2 years, as well as a joint child psychiatry/child development curriculum.

Regular conferences

DBP Journal Club

Biweekly conference where fellows present a review and evaluation of up-to-date literature pertinent to developmental-behavioral pediatrics.

Neurodevelopmental/Genetics Case Conference

Weekly conference that includes presentation of a clinical case, including discussion with genetics, developmental pediatrics, and other disciplines.

Neurodevelopmental Research Conference

Weekly conference with presentation of recent research in neurological, developmental and behavioral disorders.

Regular departmental conferences

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Weekly conference which brings in experts to present new and developing topics in Pediatrics. Fellows are expected to present a topic of their choice during the third year of training.