Pediatrics Fellowship in Health Equity

About the Fellowship

The Pediatrics Fellowship in Health Equity at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is a two-year program with an optional third year. The program trains future leaders in providing high-quality care to all children with a focus on the underserved (not limited to socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, special health care needs nor sexual orientation). This leadership starts in the clinic, but spans all levels of advocacy for child health including education of trainees, research, community involvement and policy development.


Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is consistently ranked as one of the top pediatric health care institutions in the United States. What makes us unique, however, is our patient population. Our general pediatrics clinic is operated by AltaMed, which is the largest federally qualified health center in the nation. More than 90% of the clinic’s patients are on Medicaid/CHIP (known as MediCal in California) and 17% have special health care needs. In addition to primary medical care, there are optometry, dental and a variety of subspecialty clinics available within the clinic, as well as a robust patient-centered medical home team, which provides case management for 3,200 patients with complex medical needs, and family support services staffed by social workers and psychologists to address behavioral health and social health needs such as food and housing insecurity. This makes Children’s Hospital Los Angeles the perfect training ground for general pediatricians interested in addressing the social determinants of health in caring for an increasingly diverse patient population.

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The fellowship is composed of 40% clinical work, 20% personal education and 40% mentored scholarly work, designed to focus on an area of the fellow’s interest.

Candidates must have successfully completed or be in good standing within their residency and also clear employee screenings as required by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California.

AGME Accredited: No
Fellowship duration: 2 years (with an optional third year)
Fellows per year: 1 to 2
Application deadline: Dec. 31, 11:59 p.m. PST
Postgraduate training required: Pediatrics internship and residency
U.S. citizenship required: No
Salary: $80,000 per year
Benefits: Health and dental insurance, 14 days paid vacation, 6 personal days and a yearly educational stipend