Ambulatory Community Selective
Overview: This selective is an opportunity for the 4th-year medical student to learn about the profession and practice of Pediatrics in a community-based outpatient setting. The student will spend four weeks with a community-based pediatrician (generalist or specialist), joining in patient care and any daily activities of that provider. In addition, the student will learn about agencies serving the health of children and families including Area Health Education Centers (AHEC), Women, Infants & Children ( WIC), and at least one other children-youth-family serving agency.
The Pediatric ACS is one of about fourteen choices the medical student has to complete the Ambulatory Community Selective requirement. For more general information about the UTMB Ambulatory Community Selective, link here and here.
AHEC-created sites.We have identified a cadre of Texas pediatricians eager to work with students interested in careers in Pediatrics. AHECs1 across the state are linking them with UTMB students.
You can choose a community in which you want to work. We are especially interested in helping students learn in the community in which they grew up. Notify the ACS Course Coordinator, who will then notify an Area Health Education Center (AHEC)1 coordinator who will try to identify a provider in that community. Please do not contact these physicians directly, as AHEC will coordinate assignments.
If you know a pediatrician you want to work with, but whose name may not be on our list, submit that physician's name to the ACS Coordinator and efforts will be made, through AHEC, to include that physician in our community-based provider pool.
1 Don't know what AHEC is or does? Not to worry. "Learning about AHEC" is indeed one of the objectives of this rotation.
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