Advancing Medical Education Training in Adolescent Health 

by Harriette B. Fox, Margaret A. McManus, Angela Diaz, Arthur B. Elster, Marianne E. Felice, David W. Kaplan, Jonathan D. Klein, and Jane E. Wilson. Pediatrics. 2008; 121: 1043-1045.
This commentary examines the strengths and weaknesses of four major options for establishing opportunities for training pediatricians in adolescent medicine. The options include extending the length of the mandatory adolescent medicine rotation, introducing more flexibility in residency programs to allow for formalized optional training tracks in adolescent medicine, creating a combined pediatrics/adolescent medicine residency, and increasing the availability of one-year adolescent medicine clinical training programs after completion of categorical training in general pediatrics. Information for this commentary was based on 2007 surveys of adolescent medicine fellowship program directors, pediatric residency program directors, and adolescent medicine faculty in pediatric residency programs. See more