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The following are frequently asked questions about the Primary Care Track of the Pediatric Residency Program at Cincinnati Children’s.
Six to seven positions are available each year.
While the expectation of a resident graduating from the Primary Care Track is that he or she will enter a career in primary care – either in a practice setting or a fellowship in general academic pediatrics – there is no contractual requirement to do so. People change their minds occasionally. The program is designed to prepare the resident for other careers in pediatrics, such as specialty training, in that event.
The Primary Care Track differs as follows:
The program was designed to be relatively transparent with respect to its relationship with the general program. The primary care residents are fully integrated into the general program and enjoy the camaraderie and social interactions of the general program, similar to the other special residency programs offered by Cincinnati Children’s, such as the triple board resident training program in psychiatry, the combined medicine-pediatrics program, the pediatrics-genetics program and the pediatric neurology program.
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