Primary Care, Advocacy and Research Initiatives
- Approximately 50 percent of our graduates go into primary care. Our program offers a broad based training experience that provides a solid framework of knowledge and skills whether one chooses to practice in a rural or urban setting.
- We have added two new rotations this year focused on community pediatrics. These rotations have learning experiences in school health, telephone medicine, mental health, care of the underserved, car seats, emergency medicine system, environmental health and teaching children and parents about staying healthy.
- Our program offers choice and diversity in continuity clinic sites.
- Our program offers opportunities for primary care rotations in underserved communities locally, nationally and globally.
- We initiated a new "Book of the Quarter Club" where books for parents are reviewed by primary care faculty.
- We have seminars in a variety of topics related to primary care practice through the Primary Care Career Advisory Group.
- Our program offers opportunities to participate in a variety of resident selected advocacy projects through the Advocacy Career Advisory Group.
- We have an annual Advocacy Fair.
- There are governmental advocacy efforts at the local, state and national level in order that residents can champion.
- We have opportunities to advocate for children locally and globally.
- Our faculty mentors with diverse interests and advocacy efforts in all areas of children's health.
- We have advocacy talks interwoven throughout the conference schedule and rotations including: Intern retreat, community pediatrics and Junior and Senior's Day.
- We have a wealth of opportunities for conducting research during residency training.
- Our program has senior mentors available in EVERY pediatric subspecialty.
- There is an abundance of data available for researchers through the Texas Children's Integrated Delivery System.
- Our residents have the opportunity to interact with subspecialty fellows to gain a deeper understanding of future career choices and to hear about their research at Fellow's Day.
- The Texas Medical Center provides avenues for collaboration with other institutions of higher learning and patient care such as the University of Texas School of Public Health, MD Anderson and RICE University.
- Once one decides to pursue subspecialty training, there is an extremely high likelihood of getting a fellowship position at a prestigious institution based on the reputation of our institution and the scholarly research products of our faculty mentors and the quality of our residency graduates.
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