Categorical Track residents have the unique option of choosing among more than a dozen sites for continuity clinic. About two-thirds of the Categorical Track residents have weekly continuity clinic at Children’s Health Center (CHC), where they work closely with faculty in the model of primary care in a tertiary care setting. Each clinic session begins with didactic teaching, led by an attending or third-year resident. Residents at Children’s Health Center speak highly of the autonomy they are given there, with preceptors easily accessible for guidance.
The other continuity clinic sites for Categorical residents include community health centers, Latino neighborhood health centers, the Mobile Health Van, and private suburban pediatric offices.
During ambulatory block time, Categorical residents rotate through Children’s Dental clinic, WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Program, and Generations (teen parents) clinic. Categorical residents also act as Teaching Resident for two weeks during their third-year Children’s Health Center rotation, during which they precept medical students and give morning lectures to the students. Two weeks during the PL-2 and PL-3 years are spent as an urgent care resident, where residents see sick visits and follow-up on parent phone calls received by the on-call physician the night before.