Linking process to outcome: are we training pediatricians to meet evolving health care needs?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The Residency Review and Redesign in Pediatrics (R(3)P) Project began in 2005 and will have been completed in 2009. The purpose was to conduct a comprehensive reassessment of general pediatric residency education. The project convened 3 major colloquia supplemented by numerous meetings of an R(3)P committee and by surveys of residents, subspecialty fellows, and generalist and subspecialty practitioners. A principal conclusion was that resident learning opportunities should be more flexibly directed toward the variety of career choices available to pediatricians. Another conclusion was that reasonable expectations for residency education are most likely if learning is regarded as an integrated continuum, beginning in medical school and continuing throughout a career in practice. The R(3)P Committee declined to create a list of recommendations for immediate changes in residency education; instead, it recommends that changes be based on evidence of education outcomes that are important to improving the health of children, adolescents, and young adults.

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Cited Authors

  • Jones, MD; McGuinness, GA; First, LR; Leslie, LK; Residency Review and Redesign in Pediatrics Committee,

Published Date

  • January 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 123 Suppl 1 /

Start / End Page

  • S1 - S7

PubMed ID

  • 19088238

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1098-4275

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1542/peds.2008-1578C


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States