Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Program

The Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Program is an ACGME-accredited program, housed in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health and aligned with the University of Minnesota Leadership in Adolescent Health (LEAH) Program. Funded by Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), LEAH programs are unique. They provide interdisciplinary leadership training, faculty development, continuing education, scholarship, technical assistance and collaboration with MCH programs, Title V Programs in state departments of public health, State Adolescent Health Coordinators, policymakers, and professional organizations concerned with the health of adolescents. Leadership training produces the manpower for the next generation of leaders who will influence and train clinicians, public policy and public health experts, investigators and educators. All of these individuals will move the field forward by improving clinical services, program development and research/evaluation. 

Our Training

Adolescent Medicine Research Presentation

The UMN LEAH program was continuously funded from 1978-2022. Our program provides interdisciplinary leadership training in adolescent health for pre- and post-doctoral fellows from diverse disciplines including: medicine, nursing, nutrition, psychology, public health, and social work, among others. Our multidisciplinary faculty bring diverse expertise and experience to the training of emerging leaders in adolescent health.

Program curriculum and training meets ACGME requirements, and is expected to result in board eligibility in Adolescent Medicine at the conclusion of training.


We appreciate your interest in the University of Minnesota's Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Program. We do not have open fellowship positions at this time. Funding is limited nationally and we are working to identify funding for additional positions. We will post here when we have open positions. Our program participates in the National Resident Match Program (NRMP). Medical fellows please submit an application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). If there are open medical fellow positions after the NRMP Subspecialties Fall Match, applicants may submit our interdisciplinary program application. Non-medical fellows please submit the interdisciplinary program application. Applications should be sent to the Interdisciplinary Fellowship Training Manager (contact information below).

Please Note:

  • Applicants must have completed an ACGME-accredited residency program and successfully passed all required exams by the fellowship start date. (See UMN GME eligibility policy here.).
  • Our funding specifies that trainees receiving support from award funds must be a citizen of the United States, a non-citizen national, or a foreign national having in their possession a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States. 
  • 3 letters of recommendation are required, preferably to include one from the residency program director.

The University of Minnesota demonstrates a commitment to leveraging the transformative power of equity and diversity to advance excellence in teaching, learning and community engagement. Applications from individuals who self-identify as members of underrepresented groups are particularly welcome.

  • Key Components of Our Training Program
  • Stipend & Benefits
  • Key Components of Our Training Program

    Key Components of our LEAH training program include:

    • Weekly Friday afternoon seminars which cover a range of child/adolescent health topics, and build skills for: leadership, research, public speaking, legislative advocacy, working with communities, and translating research into practice.
    • A research project conducted in concert with a faculty mentor; 
    • Leadership and community engagement experience; and 
    • Opportunities to participate in other specialized training and professional development

    Adolescent Medicine fellows receive a stipend based on their level of training, support for conference travel, and an AAP membership.

  • Stipend & Benefits

    This page provides access to information on stipends and benefits for medical residents & fellows.

    Additionally, each medical fellow receives:
    • Funding of the ABP General Pediatrics Certifying Exam
    • At least $1,500 for professional development
    • At least $300 annually in education funds
    • MN medical license, or MN residency permit if ineligible for a MN license
    • AAP membership with subspecialty section membership

Contact Us

Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Coordinator
Lindsey Christ
Department of Pediatrics
Academic Office Building
2450 Riverside Ave S AO-14
Minneapolis, MN 55454-1435

LEAH Program Director
Renée Sieving, PhD, RN, FAAN, FSAHM
Professor, School of Nursing & Department of Pediatrics
Pauline A. Vincent Chair in Public Health Nursing
(612) 626-4527