Longitudinal Outpatient Experience

Longitudinal Outpatient Experience

 

At the beginning of training, first-year residents are assigned to one of our three primary continuity sites - UofL Pediatrics - Downtown, UofL Pediatrics - Sam Swope Kosair Charities Center, and UofL Pediatrics - Stonestreet for their longitudinal clinic. Residents attend their assigned outpatient clinic for a minimum of 36 half-day clinic experiences per year. Residents are able to watch patients grow and develop over three years and have the opportunity to  develop a strong bond with their patients and their families.

Our ambulatory faculty act as mentors and preceptors and conduct structured clinical observations. Residents also complete an online curriculum on common pediatric outpatient topics and discussions on these modules are facilitated by outpatient clinic faculty.

The longitudinal outpatient experience is designed to provide the house officer with a view of growth and development and disease evolution in the pediatric patient that encompasses the spectrum of birth through adolescence. Residents have the opportunity to recruit patients into their clinic throughout all three years of training. Patients may be recruited during the nursery, wards or emergency room rotations.

Our clinics serve over 50,000 of the most vulnerable patients in our community.