Treatment occurs at the Transition Medicine Clinic, where healthcare and social care providers both create long-term plans for success and address current issues that young adults with chronic illnesses or disabilities face.
Training and Education
The Section of Transition Medicine provides elective rotations for medical students and residents in primary care at Baylor College of Medicine as well as an internship.
We teach young adults important skills for navigating adulthood, train healthcare professionals and community organizations in reducing barriers for those young adults, and hold outreach events to help families and professionals understand how best to help them.
Rather than conducting research in treatment or eradication of various diseases such young adults face, the Section of Transition Medicine focuses its research on improving methods of delivery of care and support for young adults transitioning out of pediatric care. Quality improvement, more efficient training and clinical self-management are a few of the areas in which we continue to bring advances that will translate into improved care for chronically ill or disabled patients around the world.