This pathway is for residents who are interested in a primary care career, General Academic Pediatrics, Behavior and Development, Child Maltreatment,  Adolescent Medicine, and those who are undecided.


At least 4/7 must be "core pediatric" electives; others may be "non-core."

Recommended Core/Longitudinal Electives for Pathway (4 Core) Alternative Core Electives
Allergy/Pulmonary/Immunology (3 month block) Cardiology
Gastroenterology (focus on outpatient) Hematology/Oncology
Infectious disease (emphasis on outpatients and vaccines) Nephrology
Endocrinology Rheumatology
Pediatric Surgery (required) - may not count as an IU Neurology/Headache Clinic

Individualized Units

Suggested Longitudinal Blocks for Pathway Suggested Alternative Electives/IUs Choose 1 Rigorous Month Senior Year
Children with special needs at Mt. Washington with focus on out patient clinics (development, autism, feeding, physical medicine & rehab, neurodevelopment) - 1 month vs 3 month longitudinal Psychiatry Senior in FTN/ UMMS or Mercy nurseries/ include lactation services
Surgical Surgical-specialties (Ophtho, Dental, Ortho, ENT, Derm Nutrition Rotation (out patient emphasis ) Phone triage and sick clinic (a senior acute care rotation). Include evening clinics, community practice, teaching and precepting
Psych/Behavior/Development Sports Medicine  

Professional Development

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement Teaching Systems-Based Practice
Clinical QI project either as individuals or as whole group Senior teaching elective Curriculum on office management, business of medicine
Quarterly sessions on primary care issues including clinical practice guidelines and EBM/journal club Opportunities to teach in community settings, ie local schools Sessions on advocacy and opportunities to join local organizations and/or volunteer in community settings
  • All must have: Out-patient community month OR Longitudinal ½ day community practice clinic
  • Continuity Clinic: Develop a panel of patients with variety of ages. Include special need children for which you are the primary provider
  • Professional Development/Quality Improvement/Teaching

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