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Just as we work to develop residents into excellent clinicians, we work equally hard to give residents the skills needed to be an effective child advocate for the rest of their careers. Every resident in our program receives frontline advocacy and community health training as part of our core curriculum.

The Community Pediatrics rotation is completed by every intern featuring training in legislative advocacy, community resources, public health epidemiology, and a class advocacy project connected with the New Horizons Program – a drop-out prevention program at North Garland High School serving pregnant and parenting teens with resources and support.

In addition to this rotation, residents are encouraged to develop scholarly projects related to their passions and have pursued numerous advocacy-related initiatives spanning a wide range of topics including children’s health insurance, early literacy, healthy eating, housing insecurity, and food insecurity. Our residents have the opportunity to work closely with dedicated and innovative attorney colleagues via our Medical Legal Partnership.

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