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Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Core Rotation

Residents in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine-Pediatrics receive 4 weeks of required subspecialty training in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics in their second year of training.  During their rotation, residents
  • Work closely with Developmental-Behavioral pediatric subspecialists in subspecialty and multi-disciplinary clinics at the University of California San Diego, Rady Children’s Hospital, the San Diego Regional Center, and Kaiser Permanente
  • Spend time with a variety of developmental service providers such as developmental psychologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, audiologists
  • Visit schools and community resources to better understand the interface between medicine and other systems of care in the nurturing of children with developmental and behavioral concerns
This core rotation provides the resident physician with the knowledge and skills to utilize the principles of pediatric development and behavior in all clinical encounters.  After completion of the rotation, residents will have increased their 1) understanding of normal and atypical child development, 2) ability to identify and manage developmental and behavioral disorders, and 3) appreciation of the influence of family, school, and social environment in an individual child’s development and behavior.