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About the Primary Care Track

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Children’s National’s Primary Care Track has trained more than 100 pediatric residents since 1982. Our graduates choose a variety of careers after residency. Many practice primary care pediatrics in offices around the country, often in academic settings. Others have gone on to fellowships and pursue their primary care careers with a focus in an area such as allergy, adolescent and young adult medicine, health policy, or advocacy work. Still others have ultimately chosen subspecialty careers.

The Primary Care Track provides residents with a unique opportunity to apprentice in our busy downtown pediatric faculty practice at Children’s Pediatricians and Associates (CP&A) at Foggy Bottom. Our patients are all insured; 25 percent are insured through Medicaid. They come from across the metropolitan area and from a wide range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Our eight faculty members (most of whom have been with the program for more than 15 years) have a wide range of interests and expertise, including child advocacy, health policy, medical education, adolescent medicine, and health care systems.

Our teaching focus helps each resident hone critical thinking skills, become confident and independent as a practicing pediatrician, understand the value of being part of a team serving patients and their families, and to have fun along the way. Faculty and residents enjoy lively debate and discussion. Being in a smaller setting for concentrated periods of time during your second and third year allows you to develop collegial relationships with faculty and peers.
 


 
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