Advocacy

Advocacy

All residents participate in a longitudinal advocacy curriculum with opportunities to learn from community based organizations, government based services, and time spent with the state legislature. 

Both the ACGME and AAP have stated that training in community pediatrics is an important (and mandatory) part of pediatric resident training. The AAP Policy Statement, “The Pediatrician’s Role in Community Pediatrics,” notes that “the major threats to the health of American’s children – the new morbidities arise from problems that cannot be adequately addressed by the practice model alone,” and further asserts: “It is especially important now for pediatricians to reexamine and reaffirm their role  as professionals in the community, as community pediatricians, and prepare themselves for it, just as diligently as they prepare for traditional clinical roles.” This rotation assists residents acquiring the skills to meet these mandates.

 

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RESIDENCY PROGRAM
Phone: 801-662-5700

Program Director

Bruce Herman