Public Health and Advocacy

The Georgetown University Residency in Pediatrics is one of six programs in the country that has implemented an AAP Public Health Curriculum. Residents are involved in teaching exercises and learning events covering all aspects of public health. The experience will be conducted during continuity care clinics, the Community Pediatrics Rotation, and the Community Health Track.

The Community Pediatrics Rotation is placed in the first year of residency. During this rotation, residents participate in the KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic reaching out to children in disadvantaged communities in the city, and they work at WIC, the Washington Free Clinic, the Capital Area Food Bank, the Child and Family Services Agency, the HOYA Clinic for the Homeless, and Kid Smiles Dental Center.  During this month, each resident also has the opportunity to spend time on Capitol Hill working on advocacy and public health initiatives.