Advancing medical education training in adolescent health
Department of Pediatrics
Response or Comment
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.
DOI of Published Version
Pediatrics. 2008 May;121(5):1043-5. Link to article on publisher's site
Fox HB, McManus M, Diaz A, Elster AB, Felice ME, Kaplan DW, Klein JD, Wilson JE. (2008). Advancing medical education training in adolescent health. Adolescent Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2007-3720. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/peds_adolescent/16