Using a comprehensive, multidisciplinary care model, services in general adolescent medicine, adolescent gynecology, adolescent prenatal, and adolescent parenting services are offered within the Pediatric Resource Center (PRC).
Health maintenance and preventive services, chronic illness management, supportive counseling, and referral for needed specialty care are all provided on site.
Multidisciplinary teams consisting of medical, nursing, social service, child development, and nutrition staff provide essential support services for pregnant adolescents, adolescent parents and their babies, and other socially and/or medically at-risk adolescents.
As a result of our strong connections to community agencies and services, on-site referrals and off-site primary care services for runaway youth, gay, lesbian, and transgender youth are also regularly provided.
Adolescent-specific HIV testing, counseling, and treatment services are provided within our clinical setting.
Adolescent medicine faculty supervises and administers a required one-month rotation for pediatric residents.
The rotation includes clinical experience in adolescent medicine within the PRC, and site visits to outside agencies and to our school-based health clinic at Norman Thomas High School.
The faculty also presents a core curriculum of adolescent medical topics to residents and medical students throughout the academic year.
An elective for medical students emphasizing clinical care in the PRC is also offered.