Eastern Virginia Medical School/Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (CHKD) Pediatric Residency’s Primary Care Track (PCT) is designed for residents who want a career in general pediatrics, either in the community, as an academic generalist or as a general pediatrician engaged in advocacy for children. Our program has two residency spots for each class reserved for the primary care track. Residents may apply for a position in January of their intern year, appointments will be announced in April.
Residents will play a role in VA’s first pediatric-only, clinically integrated network (CIN) between CHKD and University of Virginia's Children's Hospital (UVACH). Residents will be directly improving the health of children and reduce costs through a physician designed, clinical network that links physicians, hospitals, other care providers and insurers to work toward these common goals.
Children, especially those with complex health care issues, need pediatricians who have the medical knowledge to care for their illnesses, the skills to coordinate care with subspecialists and other team members, and the savvy to connect them with resources in their communities. Primary care providers must develop a true medical home for their patients, be able to evaluate and manage mental health and behavioral issues, and provide chronic care in a high quality, evidence-based manner. Our primary care track program combines the strengths of our categorical residency program curriculum with specialized experiences related to primary care.
Our program provides an individualized education focused on the learner’s needs, a smaller setting that ensures mentorship and flexible opportunities for academic exploration. This track offers diverse clinical practice opportunities including:
- Coordinated patient care as a team member of the CHKD-UVACH CIN
- Immersive months in General Academic Pediatrics at CHKD. General Academic Pediatrics has been recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
- Scheduled one to one faculty and resident time devoted to direct patient care.
- A mentored longitudinal scholarly project leading to accumulation of MOC part 4 points prior to training completion
- REACH Training
- Medical Spanish Training
- Breastfeeding Elective that includes time at The King's Daughters Milk Bank at CHKD which is one of only 26 non-profit milk banks that are members of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America.
- Primary Care Morning Conference
- Yale Curriculum
- Mount Sinai Early Childhood Mental Health Curriculum
- Pediatrics 101 Lectures (teaching opportunity)