Residency training in transition of youth with childhood-onset chronic disease.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

OBJECTIVE: To assess the current medical school training of internal medicine and pediatric residents in transitioning youth with special health care needs from child-oriented to adult-oriented health care. METHODS: We surveyed internal medicine and pediatric residents to assess their preparedness to transition youth with special health care needs to adult-oriented health care. RESULTS: The survey results demonstrated that internal medicine residents felt unprepared to care for most patients with chronic childhood-onset illness; however, most pediatric residents were comfortable caring for such patients. CONCLUSION: Training in chronic childhood-onset illness should be included in internal medicine training programs.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Patel, MS; O'Hare, K

Published Date

  • December 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 126 Suppl 3 /

Start / End Page

  • S190 - S193

PubMed ID

  • 21123485

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1098-4275

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1542/peds.2010-1466P


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States