At continuity clinic, residents have the impactful opportunity to provide primary care in a variety of communities. Residents are assigned to a clinic site where they care for patients and are supervised by board-certified pediatricians who provide role modeling and expertise in community-based primary care. During the course of their training, residents are able to build a patient panel allowing them to learn growth and development by observing their patients over time. Residents are often considered to be the primary care provider and perform well child exams, see sick visits, give anticipatory guidance, and connect families with community resources.
There are a wide variety of potential practice locations across the greater Dallas area. Each clinic is unique, and across the spectrum of these clinics, there is wide diversity in the ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds of the patient population.
Parkland Community Oriented Primary Care: As the public health system in Dallas County, Parkland has been invested in communities and population health via the COPC system since the 1980s. Clinics are located throughout communities in Dallas and provide high quality, affordable, and accessible care.
Children's Health Pediatric Group: Children's Health Pediatric Group operates primary care offices throughout the DFW Metroplex. As part of the Children's Health organization, this primary care group is closely affiliated with Children's Health hospitals and subspecialty clinics.
Federally Qualified Health Centers: Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic, located in West Dallas, is a federally funded community health center that cares for a largely uninsured or underinsured patient population, the majority of which are children under age 18.
Community Partners: Our program is fortunate to have partnered with several vibrant private pediatric offices in the Greater Dallas area, which each offer unique experiences to our residents. As we continue to attract more residents who stay to practice in Dallas, our community partners have continued to expand.
- Pediatric Residency Program