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J Pediatr. 2018 Mar 7. pii: S0022-3476(18)30049-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2018.01.025. [Epub ahead of print]

Factors Influencing Pediatric Resident Exposure to Adolescents in their Continuity Clinic.

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Department of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine, HealthNet Pediatric and Adolescent Care Center, Indianapolis, IN.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.
Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN. Electronic address:


Adequate training in adolescent primary care is a challenge for pediatric residency programs. We examined residents' pediatric continuity clinic exposure to and comfort with adolescents, and their knowledge about best practices. Comfort was predicted by patient numbers, training level, and completing the adolescent rotation. Knowledge was predicted by completing the adolescent rotation.


adolescent; comfort; continuity clinic; graduate medical education; knowledge; pediatrics

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