Pediatric Residency Curriculum: Ambulatory Care
Ambulatory Care Curriculum Overview
The Ambulatory Care Curriculum includes a month long rotation each year during residency. It also includes didactic sessions in the longitudinal half day educational sessions during the first two years.
Ambulatory Care Rotation I: Pediatric Behavior and Development
The Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Rotation is a 4-week intern clinical rotation in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. It includes a combination of clinical experiences and didactic seminars. The purpose of the rotation is to provide an introduction to and understanding of both normal and abnormal Child and Adolescent Development.
Ambulatory Care Rotation II:
Ambulatory Care Rotation II is a 4 week rotation for junior residents. This rotation will expose residents to the value of community health organizations and foster excitement about future collaboration. After this experience, residents should see healthcare as a partnership between the patient, their medical providers and organizations in their community. Through seeing patients in settings outside of typical healthcare environments, residents will gain new perspectives on what it means to be both a patient and a caregiver, setting higher goals for the way we deliver care. Each resident spends one week immersed in their continuity clinic and the other weeks visiting other community health centers and learning about community resources and organizations in the Boston area.
Ambulatory Care Rotation III: Adolescent Medicine
The experience in adolescent medicine is a 4-week block rotation for 3rd year residents taught by a multi-disciplinary staff of adolescent health providers in a wide variety of settings. Settings included adolescent focused primary care practices, tertiary care center adolescent and gynecology clinics, and community based experiences.