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The PALS program mission is to train pediatric primary care physicians as champions for children, particularly those who are underserved in rural and urban communities. We believe that being an outstanding primary care pediatrician includes not only medical expertise, but addressing cultural humility, social determinants of health, and health literacy. Our training seeks to build pediatricians with skills for effective advocacy and leadership so that they may care for children both individually and on a community level.
The PALS program is housed in the long-standing and highly successful Children's Community Oriented Residency Program (CORE) that promotes child, family, and community advocacy in the context of pediatric training and practice.
The PALS program is designed for residents who want to have an impact in addressing the needs of children and families who are underserved.
Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Jennifer Elaine Wolford, DO, MPH, PALS Residency Program Director at Jennifer.Wolford@chp.edu
Applications for PALS must be received through ERAS to the Primary Care Track: (PALS).
“During my residency interview process, what set PALS apart from other advocacy and community health tracks was the opportunity to practice pediatrics in different settings. This provides residents with exposure to diverse health systems and patient populations. Between my weekly clinic at Turtle Creek, and my rotations in Kittanning and Coudersport, I have been able to experience pediatrics in both urban and rural settings. I have a better understanding of pediatric practice all along this spectrum. Being able to work with community pediatricians in different counties of PA has provided many examples of different ways pediatricians can serve as child advocates.” – Jillian Mador, MD
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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