Advancing medical education training in adolescent health
Department of Pediatrics
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Medical Subject Headings
Adolescent; Adolescent Medicine; Humans; *Internship and Residency; Pediatrics
The time has come to consider the need for major reforms in adolescent medicine training. At least 4 reform options should be examined: 1) extending the length of the mandatory adolescent medicine rotation, 2) introducing more flexibility in residency programs to allow for formalized optional training tracks in adolescent medicine 3) creating a combined pediatrics/adolescent medicine residency, and 4) increasing the availability of one-year adolescent medicine clinical training programs after completion of categorical training in general pediatrics. Each option has distinct strengths and weaknesses.
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Citation: Pediatrics. 2008 May;121(5):1043-5. Link to article on publisher's site