Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Overview

Adolescent Medicine

The San Antonio Military Pediatric Center has provided comprehensive medical and psychological care for adolescents and young adults since 1972 at the San Antonio Army Medical Center Adolescent Clinic formerly known as Brooke Army Medical Center and since 1977 in the Adolescent Clinic at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center formerly known as Wilford Hall Medical Center. With over 18,000 adolescent visits per year, the setting is ideal for training both residents and fellows in Adolescent Medicine. The July 2001 opening of the Adolescent Medicine Fellowship training program continued a long military tradition of training in all aspects of Adolescent Medicine. Through our large outpatient clinics and multiple additional learning sites, the fellows receive extensive experience in all aspects of adolescent's physical and mental health care needs.

Education

Services are provided in a variety of settings to include: the traditional hospital-based adolescent medicine clinics, juvenile detention center, school-based clinic, summer camp, troop medical clinic, and a spectrum of subspecialty clinics. Community based clinics in Sports Medicine, Mental Health, and Family Planning are supervised by adjunctive faculty from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. The fellows consult on inpatient Adolescents throughout their fellowship.

Health care is provided to young active-duty military personnel at the Fort Sam Houston Troop Medical Clinic and the Lackland Air Force Base Reid Basic Trainee Clinic. This allows fellows to gain experience in the operational medicine setting, fully integrating comprehensive health promotion, preventive services, and risk behavior screening to facilitate optimal troop force development and protection.

Research Areas

Additional areas of interest are encouraged and supported.