The AMA Residency Training in Adolescent Preventive Services Project: Report of the Working Group

Carol A. Ford, Christopher Reif, David S. Rosen, S. Jean Emans, Beth Lipa-glaysher, Missy Fleming, Torrey Wilson

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Abstract

Purpose: To improve resident education in provision of adolescent preventive health care. The American Medical Association (AMA) Residency Training in Adolescent Preventive Services Project Working Group convened to identify specific goals and objectives (G&Os) for pediatric and family medicine resident education in adolescent clinical preventive services and recommend strategies to achieve these G&Os. Methods: Iterative review process involving members of the working group, nine experienced teaching faculty and 16 resident physicians from family medicine and pediatric training programs, and an advisory board. Results: We achieved consensus on appropriate G&Os for pediatric and family medicine residency education in adolescent clinical preventive services. Faculty and residents expressed concerns about achieving G&Os because of challenges to implementing effective training and evaluation strategies. Suggestions for achieving G&Os included development of an adolescent clinical preventive services curriculum and evaluation program that could be adapted for use in a variety of training program structures. Faculty and residents anticipated the success of a training curriculum would be influenced by: (a) availability of adequate numbers of skilled teaching faculty; (b) availability of time and support for faculty development and teaching efforts; and (c) exposure of residents to adequate numbers of adolescent patients in settings where there are clear expectations for delivery of comprehensive preventive services. Conclusions: The AMA Residency Training in Adolescent Preventive Services Project Working Group presents G&Os for organizing training experiences in adolescent clinical preventive services in family medicine and pediatric residency training programs and recommends strategies to achieve these G&Os.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-58
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 9 2001

Keywords

  • Adolescent health services
  • Adolescent medicine
  • Adolescents
  • Medical education
  • Preventive health services
  • Residency training

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