The resident will visit the office-based practice of Dr. Michael
Levi, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, located at 79th Street and
West End Avenue, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Levi is aware when residents will be visiting, and schedules selected
patients to see during that session, as well as time for discussion
with the resident.
Typically, the resident will
accompany Dr. Levi as he examines children and talks to parents or
care-givers about why the child has come to the office that day.
In this experience the resident should:
their ability to differentiate the typical from the atypical in terms
of development and behavior. This will be an exposure to how a primary
care pediatrician develops a working knowledge of normal development
and behavior for children and families and applies this in the clinical
setting to identify atypical situations.
- Become more able to recognize age-appropriate behaviors and variations from normal for babies, children and adolescents.
an exposure to how to provide anticipatory guidance related to common
developmental and behavioral issues, and to general medical conditions.
- Experience the prenatal interview with expectant parent(s), and the role of the pediatrician in prenatal care.
their understanding that primary care pediatricians can identify and
manage certain developmental/behavioral problems, how to determine
which ones those are, and how to refer the others.
through observation more about how to communicate effectively with a
variety of parents and families from many different populations and
Role of the Resident
is an opportunity for observation during the scheduled time, and for
discussion with the individual pediatrician whose practice it is, about
any of the above issues. The resident should come ready to discuss
certain problems that he or she may have encountered in their own FCC
sessions, and identify important issues, (related to child development
and/or behavior, anticipatory guidance, or parenting skills), that come
up during the session.