Individualized Education Experiences
Pediatric Residency Program
Resident Longitudinal Experience (RLE)
PL2 and PL3 residents have the opportunity to spend an additional half-day per week in a clinical or research experience to further individualize their education and set them on the path for future career success:
|Subspecialty Experience/Research||Community Experience|
Specialized Individual Tracks
Individualized tracks are typically chosen during the end of the PL2 year except for the Community Advocacy Track which is chosen at the middle of the PL1 year. Phoenix Children's/Maricopa Medical Center Pediatric Residency Program offers five tracks:
- Ambulatory Medicine: This track is designed for those interested in a career in outpatient general pediatrics. The required rotation for this month in an Advanced Ambulatory Medicine month with suggested subspecialty rotations.
- Fellowship Track: Designed specifically for those interested in pursuing a fellowship in a subspecialty Requirements vary but will include an Advanced Subspecialty month, an Academic Teaching month, and suggested subspecialty rotations. Residents act as a ‘pre-fellow’ with increased patient care and procedural responsibilities.
- Global Health: The mission of this track is to equip physician leaders with an awareness of the healthcare issues faced by children in the developing world and the ability to apply those concepts to the care of the underserved in the United States. Requirements are one rotation which requires travel to an approved local or international underserved site, and may include involvement with the PCH Mobile Medical Unit (Crews’n Health Mobile), Bill Holt HIV clinic, Department of Public Health, Indian Health Services or the refugee clinic.
- Rural Medicine: Requirements are one rotation which requires travel to an approved underserved site such as Tuba City or Indian Health Services and may include involvement with the PCH Mobile Medical Unit (Crews’n’Health Mobile), Bill Holt HIV clinic, St. Vincent DePaul’s Medical Center, Department of Public Health or refugee clinic.
- Community Advocacy: Created for residents interested in promoting child health and reducing child health disparities through engagement in community-based or legislative advocacy projects in collaboration with local, state and/or national partners. Requirements during the PL2 and PL3 year are that one resident longitudinal experience clinic per month and one week during the Community Rotation is dedicated to advocacy and an individualized Advocacy Project.