The Pediatrics Residency Program at UNC is committed to providing a strong foundation of general pediatric education with broad subspecialty exposure. We take pride in the balance of our program, preparing residents for careers in general pediatrics, pediatric subspecialty training, and public health to practice in academic or community settings..
To accomplish our goals of providing such breadth of exposure, we expose our residents to pediatric clinical care in many settings. Our residents rotate in their primary care continuity clinic, other public health clinics, community hospitals and our tertiary care center. The unique opportunity to train in a major tertiary care center and two community hospitals provides useful insights into the practice of pediatrics in different communities, promotes the ability to make independent clinical judgments, and provides the experiences and role models necessary to make solid career decisions. 

Pediatric Teaching Program 

Purpose:
  • Community-based education for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) Pediatric Residents.
  • Pediatric training for Cone Health Family Medicine Residents.
  • A complete six-week inpatient and outpatient clerkship for UNC medical students.
  • A sub-internship experience for UNC medical students.
  • Inpatient, nursery, consultative and educational services for community pediatricians and family practitioners.
  • A venue for research, curriculum development and child advocacy
Goals:
  • As part of Cone’s Pediatric Resident primary care outreach and advocacy objective, this program provides opportunity to see what families are experiencing in the community and how community advocacy can impact their health.  
  • Residents will specifically be spending time in the Cottage Grove community with residents currently living in the neighborhood.  
  • During the presentation portion on day two residents will discuss various topics including social determinants of health and the role of physicians in addressing such issues.
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