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Adolescent medicine focuses on the physical, psychological,
social, and sexual development of adolescents and young adults.
Multidisciplinary and comprehensive in approach, this specialty
encompasses the full spectrum of acute, chronic, and preventive
health care. Adolescent medicine evaluates medical and behavioral
problems within the context of puberty and tailors management to
the individual's developmental needs. Problems typically
encountered include abnormalities in growth and development, vision
and hearing disorders, learning disabilities, musculoskeletal
problems (often sports related), allergies, acne, eating disorders,
substance abuse, psychosocial adjustment problems, sexually
transmitted diseases, contraception and pregnancy, and sexual
identity concerns. In addition, adolescent medicine emphasizes the
management of chronic diseases that begin in childhood and continue
into adulthood, such as diabetes, asthma, cystic fibrosis,
congenital heart disease, and inflammatory bowel diseases.
Opportunities for physicians to practice exclusively in this
discipline are relatively few but growing in the private sector and
are generally found within academic medical centers or in the
public health sector. Adolescent medicine is an important part of
general internal medicine, pediatrics, and family medicine.
While most fellowship programs in adolescent medicine are
clinically oriented, most fellowships do provide significant
background in research, prevention, and education. Adolescent
Medicine fellowships vary from one to three years in length.
Candidates for fellowship programs must have completed an approved
residency in internal medicine, pediatrics, family practice, or
The Adolescent Medicine Certification Program was jointly
developed by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the
American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), and the American Board of
Pediatrics (ABP), and is designed to recognize excellence among
those with special expertise in this field. The requirements for
all Boards are similar. The admission requirements are similar and
the standard for certification by the Boards is identical.
For the 2013-2014 academic year, there were 28 Accreditation
Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited training
programs in Adolescent Medicine with 76 trainees.
The Society for Adolescent Health & Medicine annually
list of available fellowships on their website.
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