Longitudinal Subspecialty Experiences

Learning the Art of Diagnosis and Disease Management

In 2012-13, we piloted the option of substituting pediatric subspecialty clinics for general pediatric clinics during the PL-3 Year. We continue to offer this option for Senior Residents, allowing residents with a known interest in a particular subspecialty to focus their Longitudinal Ambulatory Experience on that subspecialty.

In addition, last year, we piloted a longitudinal subspecialty experience for Interns and Juniors who match to the Categorical Track. Six categorical residents from the PL-1 and PL-2 years participate in an ambulatory subspecialty experience that consists of 16 half days throughout the year in a single ambulatory subspecialty program. The goals are: 1) to develop diagnostic and management skills for common acute and chronic problems that present to pediatric subspecialists, 2) to develop skills in subspecialty consultation, and 3) to understand the interface between primary care providers and subspecialists.