entclinic.jpg (10538 bytes)Almost all of the resident's ambulatory care experience takes place on campus.  In addition to working in the general pediatric clinic, residents gain experience in pediatric subspecialties by rotating through outpatient clinics such as: nephrology, urology, hematology, and oncology, adolescent medicine, developmental pediatrics, endocrinology, allergy and immunology, communication disorders, dermatology, gastroenterology, and pulmonology.  Children's offers every pediatric subspecialty available.

Continuity of Care Through Private Practice
Throughout their training, residents participate in a continuity care clinic, which functions as a mini private practice, where residents, organized by teams, follow the same patients for the duration of their residency.

Many residents have their continuity clinic experience community-based private pediatrician practices.  Residents may be placed in city or suburban private practices, where they receive hands-on experience in general pediatric practice.  Private practices are selected based on their quality, their ability to mentor and train, their ability to track and evaluate resident performance, and their proximity to to the DMC.  By rotating through various settings, residents have experience with patients from diverse social and economic backgrounds.

Community Pediatric Education
The Children's Hospital of Michigan residency program provides broad exposure to the practice of pediatrics by exposing residents to the role of the pediatrician in the community, as well as to our role as child advocate.  In our program, you may be exposed to children in their own environment through you work at school-based clinics, where we perform health education and health promotion; during your travels with the mobile clinic to Detroit's underserved neighborhoods; and through home visitation.

picu.jpg (16803 bytes)Treating the Critically Ill Child
Children's 20-bed intensive care unit treats critically ill children beyond the neonatal period.  The unit is the site of many clinical research projects, including the use of liquid ventilation.  This unit's team includes four full-time pediatric intensivists, as well as critical care fellows, second-year pediatric residents, nurses trained in pediatric critical care, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and residents rotating from other hospitals or departments, such as emergency medicine.

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