Department of Pediatrics

L.E.A.D. Curriculum

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L.E.A.D. Graduates 2023

The curriculum for the Primary Care L.E.A.D. Program is embedded in the Baylor College of Medicine categorical training program. The program includes a different sequence of rotations and a specialized curriculum that focuses on training leaders interested in caring for vulnerable and underserved populations. The program meets all the ACMGE requirements for pediatric residency program.

Specialized Primary Care Curriculum includes:

  • Increased primary care exposure each year of training and an emphasis on outpatient specialty care
  • Required rotations covering the three core areas for primary care of underserved populations: Advocacy and Community Collaborations, Leadership and Public Policy, Quality Improvement and Public Health Initiatives
  • Rotations working with refugee and immigrant populations, the Navajo Indian reservation or Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Increased training on the primary care management of common mental health conditions in children and adolescents
  • Enhanced experiences in working with patients with complex, chronic or special health care needs, their families, and the health care system
  • Monthly evening seminars focused on areas essential for caring for the underserved and vulnerable populations, such as health disparities, healthcare systems, community partnerships, and legislative advocacy
  • Training in the use of narrative medicine to foster understanding and empathy in patient encounters
  • Partnerships with faculty and organizations dedicated to underserved and vulnerable populations
  • Opportunities in second year to obtain a public health certificate focused on health disparities

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Texas Children's Centers for Children and Women Texas Children's Centers for Children and Women works to achieve healthy communities by improving access, coordinating care and empowering families with a commitment to the highest quality community-based health care, education, advocacy and research.
Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Child Health Policy and Advocacy The Center for Child Health Policy and Advocacy at Texas Children’s Hospital advances policy and advocacy strategies to impact legislative and regulatory action on the behalf of vulnerable children in the areas of patient care, education, and research. 
Texas Children’s Hospital Office of Government and Community Relations Texas Children’s Government and Community Relations Department actively advocates for increased access to public programs designed to serve children and their families. The department strives to increase awareness of issues that shape public policy related to children’s health.
Children at Risk Children at Risk is a non-partisan research and advocacy nonprofit dedicated to understanding and addressing the root causes of child poverty and inequality. 
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Harris Health System Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas.
Texas Children’s Community Care Program Texas Children’s Pediatrics’ Community Cares Program provides trusted, high-quality pediatric medical services for children who otherwise would seek care from emergency rooms or possibly go without care or treatment due to low family incomes and/or lack of health insurance.
Public Health Pediatrics The BCM Section of Public Health Pediatrics section has two components – child abuse pediatrics and the Center for the Study of Childhood Adversity and Resilience (CARE). Both components work together to engage the community around perceived risk factors and improve the trajectory for children of abuse and neglect.