Features of the PALS Program

Features of the PALS Residency Program include:

  • Fully integrated with the traditional Pediatric Residency Program: includes all didactic and clinical experiences required for the outstanding practice of clinical pediatrics
  • Rigorous, academic training in General Pediatrics and all subspecialties along with protected time for concentrated engagement in community health, advocacy, and leadership experiences
  • Specific leadership training to prepare future physician leaders in health care improvement at practice, community, local, and larger societal levels
  • Seminars and experiences in community health, leadership, and advocacy, including sessions on Public Health and Policy
  • Community mental health training in the care of children and adolescents
  • Focused block experiences each year in community based primary care in underserved urban and rural community settings with subsidized living expenses
  • Outpatient subspecialty experience in outreach clinics focused on skills required for primary care practice
  • Faculty and community mentors to develop collaborative longitudinal advocacy and scholarly projects
  • Registration and travel fees for local or national conference participation