Normal Child and Adolescent Observation
A core training experience in Year 1 is for all residents to observe children and understand and recognize normative features of behavior. During July and August, one morning per week for four hours, Paula Rauch, M.D. and Lisa Price, M.D. will conduct a series of supervised observational experiences of children and their interaction with parents, teachers and camp counselors.
Through field trips and office interviews, Drs. Rauch and Price will integrate normal aspects of physical and emotional development. Since residents will be visiting public high schools in their school consultation rotation, emphasis will be placed on toddlers and younger children.
After observation periods there will be ample time for active discussion to consider differentiating normal variables from pathological behavior and interactions.