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June 1999

The Pediatric Continuity Experience: Do Academic Sites Still Have a Role?

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex (Dr Drutz); the Division of General Pediatrics, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md (Dr Serwint); the Department of Pediatrics, University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore (Dr Feigelman); and the Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida College of Medicine, J. H. Miller Health Center, Gainesville (Dr Dumont-Driscoll).

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1999;153(6):561-564. doi:10.1001/archpedi.153.6.561

Pediatric residency training requires a broad-based learning experience consisting of exposure to multiple subspecialty areas in which knowledge and skills are in a constant state of flux. Amidst this overwhelming educational challenge to house officers lies the necessity of mastering the basics of general pediatrics. With the current emphasis of health care reform on primary care medicine, pediatric residency programs are being required to provide more ambulatory experiences for those in training.1,2