Primary Care Learning

Continuity Clinic

2016 General Academic Pediatric Faculty at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.Choose your weekly longitudinal experience from two academic sites serving urban, underserved children or from over 30 community practices serving urban/suburban populations. All of the continuity sites promote competency in primary care, health supervision, acute illness and chronic care management. You will also participate in twice monthly case-based, evidence based learning modules in primary care topics.

Primary Care Rotation

PL-1s spend 4 weeks in Primary Care, gaining experience in well child care, health promotion, management of acute illness and telephone triage. PL-3s spend 2 weeks in charge of clinic flow and supervising medical students and interns.

Newborn Rotation

One month rotation in the Magee Womens’ Hospital Newborn Nursery including family centered rounds on newborns, counseling parents on routine infant care, promotion of breast feeding and follow up care of the newborn

Primary Care Interest Group

The Primary Care Interest Group is a resident-run, faculty-mentored group of residents interested in pursuing a career in primary care. Its mission is to train pediatric residents to be outstanding primary care pediatricians with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for the provision of compassionate health care, effective leadership and life-long commitment to justice on behalf of children, families and communities. Residents interested in primary care may choose 3 months of individualized learning from rotations in rural and urban under-served care, private practice, mental and behavioral health, delivery room and newborn care, breast feeding, dermatology and other subspecialty electives with a focus on primary care. Residents are provided mentorship in primary care and in the completion of a scholarly project. In addition, the Primary Care Interest Group meets 3-4 times per year at a faculty member’s home for dinner, group mentoring and network-building. Guest speakers are invited to discuss primary care topics chosen by the group.

Areas of focus may include research, medical education, global health, and/or advocacy and health policy. Mentoring will occur in a group setting on a monthly basis. Noon didactics will include common primary care topics not otherwise covered during residency.

The Division of General Academic Pediatrics (GAP), led by Alejandro Hoberman, MD, plays a major role in residency education and supervision in the Primary Care Center.

Division members are involved in educating residents in:

  • Continuity clinic
  • Acute concerns clinic
  • Newborn rotation
  • Faculty members develop strong mentoring relationships with residents interested in clinical research and educational scholarship.

In 2009, the GAP group was honored with the Academic Pediatric Association's Teaching Award for its work in clinical education.