July 1979

Postgraduate Training in Ambulatory PediatricsProgram Evaluation

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University, and the Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital (Dr Novack), and the Rainbow Babies' and Children's Hospital (Dr Reeb), Cleveland.

Am J Dis Child. 1979;133(7):687-690. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1979.02130070023003

• Ambulatory pediatric, adolescent medicine, and child development fellowship programs listed in the Ambulatory Pediatric Association (APA) newsletter were surveyed to gather information about the programs for prospective fellows, to develop a descriptive summary, and to determine the extent to which programs adhere to APA guidelines. Number and types of positions offered, criteria for admission to programs, program educational objectives and activities, and career choice of graduates were examined for the 73 programs offering 132 fellowship positions in 1976 to 1977. In general, APA guidelines were followed. Programs emphasized patient care experience in contrast to health care administration, research, and teaching.

(Am J Dis Child 133:687-690, 1979)