Pediatric and Adolescent Care
York's family medicine program is proud to have a very robust experience in the care of children. Under the direction of three full-time teaching pediatricians, G1 residents spend 12 weeks on the pediatric service. There are generally three or four residents assigned to pediatrics for any given block. G3 residents spend six weeks on pediatrics as the supervising resident (Peds "Chief"). The supervising resident is always a family medicine resident. The daily schedule is divided among inpatient care, teaching and outpatient clinic. The five-month pediatric curriculum includes newborn nursery, inpatient floor, and pediatric clinic. An excellent lecture curriculum is provided by pediatricians and is geared specifically toward family medicine.
WellSpan York Hospital has a Level 1 neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) fully staffed by hospital-based neonatologists. Residents have the opportunity to obtain certification in Neonatal Advanced Life Support. A survey of graduates and results of the ABFP Intraining exam confirm that York has a particularly strong pediatric experience, and that graduates of the program feel quite comfortable dealing with sick infants and children.