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Education

Unique Med-Peds Training Opportunities

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Medicine-Pediatrics Grand Rounds

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Medicine-Pediatrics Grand Rounds are held monthly on the main Baylor campus and feature a number of Medicine-Pediatrics topics. Lunch is provided and residents are strongly encouraged to attend.

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Med-Peds Continuity Clinic Chief

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As a part of the fourth year of residency at Baylor College of Medicine, our residents spend a month in the Medicine-Pediatrics continuity clinic training as attendings. Responsibilities include supervising and assessing junior residents and medical students in patient care, mastering billing and coding, procedural training in joint injections and gynecologic care, as well as, refining skills as a medical educator and delivering a didactic conference during the month.

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Transition Medicine Clinic

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The Baylor Transition Medicine Clinic provides medical care and social support services for adolescents and young adults with chronic childhood diseases or disabilities. Senior medicine-pediatrics residents complete a one month rotation in this unique clinic environment. The clinic is predominantly staffed by medicine-pediatrics trained physicians.

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Global Health Opportunities

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Navajo Rotation with the Indian Health Services in Shiprock, N.M.: The Navajo tribe is the largest Native American tribe in the United States. This rotation is a month long opportunity to provide medical and public health services to the underserved Navajo community in Shiprock, N.M. Numerous medicine-pediatrics residents have gone to Shiprock, and several returned as attending physicians. The serene environment, surrounding sites (Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Mesa Verde, Great Sand Dunes National Park, etc), and amazing people make this rotation truly worthwhile and representative of all the great opportunities available to Baylor residents.

BIPAI: Texas Children's Hospital has robust international rotation opportunities through the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative. Clinical sites include Lesotho, Angola, Botswana, Malawi and many more. Travel expenses for these rotations are covered by the pediatrics residency program making them financially accessible to all residents.

Both pediatrics and medicine faculty are invested in providing global health opportunities for those residents who are interested. Medicine-Pediatrics residents have been able to coordinate their own personalized rotation if there is a specific site where they would like to work.

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Diploma in Tropical Medicine

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The Diploma in Tropical Medicine is a non-degree course aimed towards healthcare professionals (e.g., M.D.s, P.A.s, N.P.s) and students pursuing related degree programs who would like to practice or do research in tropical medicine in the United States or internationally. It also serves as an educational tool for healthcare professionals already practicing in developing countries who require an update on infectious, parasitic and other health problems, and for doctors in developed countries who need to diagnose and manage imported infections. The course is accredited by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and available to Baylor residents. Visit the Diploma in Tropical Medicine site to find out more.