Pediatric Residency Program

Social Pediatrics Residency Program


Social Pediatrics Rounds & Tuesday Curriculum

This core conference and curriculum is held weekly, providing social pediatrics residents advocacy training based on monthly themes such as:

Housing Insecurity  

Special Populations

Child Welfare


Health Literacy

Mental Health

Global Health

Community Advocacy

Linguistic & Cultural Competency

Health Policy

Complementary & Alternative Medicine

Legislative Advocacy & Community Collaboration

Juvenile Justice

Research Design

Child & Family in Crisis

Components of Tuesday afternoon curriculum also include home visits, a biopsychosocial case conference, housing and family court visits, community outreach, research presentations, journal club, policy rounds and board review.  Residents also participate in several advocacy/lobby days in Albany and Washington DC.

There are also weekly Thursday Continuity Clinic conferences at CHCC as well as bi-monthly Social Work Rounds and EBM rounds.

School Health Program

Social Pediatric residents also participate in a continuity clinic at a Montefiore Medical Center School-Based Health Center, one of the largest school-based health systems in the country.

Other Clinical Experiences

Social Pediatric residents do clinical activities with the Bronx Health Collective’s Health Project, a Montefiore program that utilizes mobile medical vans to provide health care to children and families in various shelters in New York city.

Behavioral Health Focus

Residents work closely with a clinical child psychologist who co-precepts in clinic twice a week.  There are also monthly didactic sessions with a bio-psychosocial focus. The clinical training site for the Social Pediatrics program, CHCC, has a comprehensive behavioral health team composed of social workers, clinical psychologists and a child psychiatrist. 


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