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Practicum Rotation in Adolescent Health and Preventive Medicine
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"The ACPM Adolescent Health Resident Rotation is a unique opportunity to work with experts in the adolescent health community and be an active member advocating for adolescent health. I worked with adolescent health professionals both locally in Washington D.C. and throughout the United State sand Canada.The exposure to professionals dedicated to making a difference in the health of adolescents motivated me to become a contributing member of this community and formed relationships that I will depend on for the rest of my career."

-Shawn Garcia, MD
Adolescent Health Resident Spring 2010

"The ACPM Adolescent Health residency rotation has provided me with countless opportunities for rich learning experiences…. I enthusiastically recommend this rotation for any preventive medicine resident who is interested in learning more about the unique health issues of adolescence, and especially those interested in pursuing careers in adolescent health.”

- Tazia Stagg, MD
Adolescent Health Resident Spring 2010

"Serving as the ACPM resident for the Adolescent Health Initiative provided me access to leaders in preventive medicine and adolescent health.The skills ranged from clinical exposure to adolescent medicine to creating an evidence-based literature review that focused healthy people objectives related to adolescent health….There was great exposure to creating policies around adolescent health and meeting with key leaders in adolescent health in the Washington DC area. The experience was incredibly valuable to my career as a preventive medicine physician.

- Simone Porter, MD, MPH
Adolescent Health Resident Summer 2008

"(I) was given great access to and mentoring by experts in the field—both locally and across the country. These mentors included leading pediatric/adolescent clinicians, governmental and non-profit organizations working to improve Adolescent Health. I was able to attend meetings and participate in various projects….And all of this was made so easy because the ACPM staff was very supportive and made me feel like an integral member of their staff while I was there”

-P. Ann Loveless, MD, MPH
Adolescent Health Resident Summer 2007

The American College of Preventive Medicine is pleased to administer the Practicum Rotation in Adolescent Health and Preventive Medicine, based in Washington, DC at the office of the American College of Preventive Medicine. This program is intended to give preventive medicine residents an opportunity to participate in adolescent health education, research, and policy activities in Washington, DC.

Residents from across the country are encouraged to apply. ACPM will help find housing options if needed.

Under this program, residents work at ACPM for two months. ACPM will work closely with each selected resident to tailor the resident’s activities so that they meet the objectives of both ACPM and the resident. The rotation will provide residents with exposure to the many policy bodies in Washington,DC, including Congress, federal health agencies, and non-governmental national health organizations, particularly to those events with an adolescent health focus. Examples of possible activities might include:

  • Developing policy resolutions, fact sheets, and other educational materials on emerging adolescent health issues,
  • Participating in PIPPAH grantee and National Coalition for Adolescent Health meetings and national health policy coalitions to which ACPM belongs,
  • Working with ACPM’s Adolescent Health Committee to identify and carry out high priority activities,
  • Developing topics for clinical guidelines around adolescent health,
  • Writing ACPM Headlines articles on adolescent health issues.

Under this program, ACPM has funding for one adolescent health resident a year. The College will pay the residency program $3,750/month. Residency programs are responsible for stipend payments to residents. Additionally, applications from residents from fully-funded programs interested in participating in this program are welcome to apply.

This program is supported in full by Grant #U45MC00064 from the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau (Title V, Social Security Act), Office of Adolescent Health.

Applications are currently being accepted for rotations in select months in 2010 and 2011. Applications are due byApril 1, 2010. Late applications may be considered if space remains.

To apply, please submit the attached electronic application form along with a current CV and a letter of recommendation from your Residency Program Director. Please e-mail your application to ACPM. ACPM Adolescent Health Residency Program Application.

Email: msurricchio@acpm.org
Address: 455 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20001

If you have questions, please contact Michele Surricchio at msurricchio@acpm.org or 202-466-2044, ext. 107.

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