R1: Pediatrics Outpatient
Continuity Clinic: overall total of 2 half-days per week.
Residents improve their skills in developmental pediatrics, adolescent medicine, and urban outpatient pediatrics by rotating to various community clinics that serve underserved populations and at-risk youth. Time is spent with a number of community-based pediatric offices, the Country Doctor Teen Clinic, the Ballard High School Teen clinic, and the Cherry Hill psychiatric consult clinic. The goals of the rotation are for residents to: gain competency in the diagnosis and management of common pediatric outpatient acute and chronic conditions, gain competency in the provision of well child care (including immunizations and oral health), learn to effectively counsel parents and provide anticipatory guidance, and understand when to appropriately refer pediatric patients to specialty care.