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Social Pediatrics Residency Program - Curriculum

Social Pediatrics Rounds & Tuesday Curriculum

This core conference and curriculum is held weekly, providing social pediatrics residents advocacy training based on monthly themes such as:

Environmental Health   

Special Populations

Child Welfare


Health Literacy

Mental Health

Global Health

Social Epidemiology

Linguistic & Cultural Competency

Health Policy

Complementary & Alternative Medicine

Legislative Advocacy & Community Collaboration

Juvenile Justice

Research Design

Child & Family in Crisis

Components of Tuesday afternoon curriculum also include home visits, a biopsychosocial case conference, housing and family court visits, juvenile detentions centers, community outreach, research presentations, journal club, film club & book club, policy rounds and board review.  Residents also participate in several advocacy/lobby days in Albany.

There are also weekly Wednesday Continuity Clinic conferences at CHCC as well as bi-monthly Social Work Rounds and EBM rounds.

School Health Program

PGY-2 residents participate in a school health continuity clinic in which each week a resident takes turns seeing patients at one of Montefiore’s school-based health centers.

Other Clinical Experiences

Social Pediatric residents do month long electives with the New York Children’s Health Project, a Montefiore program that utilizes mobile medical vans to provide health care to children and families in homeless shelters and domestic violence shelters.

Social Pediatrics also offers a month-long elective with the Montefiore’s Child Protection Center to gain further experience in evaluating children who may have been physically or sexually abused. This center is a stand-alone facility that uses state of the art technology and multidisciplinary teams to provide care.

Behavioral Health Focus

Residents work closely with a clinical child psychologist who co-precepts in clinic twice a week.  There are also monthly didactic sessions with a biopsychosocial focus.