Department of Pediatrics

Primary Care Leaders Evaluating and Addressing Disparities


Program Highlights

  • The L.E.A.D. program recruits four candidates each academic year for a total of 12 residents within the three-year program
  • This residency program provides training for physicians who are eager to make a professional commitment to practice pediatrics in underserved communities
  • Residents will take on broad types of leadership roles during residency while working in underserved clinics and community-based based resources, focusing on providing continuous access to quality healthcare for vulnerable children
  • The curriculum is designed to increase knowledge of primary care issues that afflict underserved and vulnerable populations and learn how to initiate interventions that improve the health of these populations
  • Residents will learn how to care for complex patients, initiate advocacy efforts influencing legislature, and develop scholarly projects aimed at improving healthcare delivery for the underserved
  • Residents will have opportunities to work with the Texas Pediatric Society and the AAP legislative through the group AAP membership
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