Adolescent Medicine Electives for Residents & Medical Students
NYU Langone’s Division of Adolescent Medicine offers a four-week elective for pediatrics residents and medical students who have completed the core pediatrics clerkship. The elective enhances knowledge and understanding of adolescent issues and improves communication skills including how to build rapport with adolescent patients. Residents and medical students have the opportunity to participate in patient care and advocacy work in local high school clinics that are affiliated with NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue. This includes sexual health and contraception counseling, sports medicine, and other preventive care for teens.
Learners may engage in adolescent risk reduction education for high school students who participate in the Prevention and Education Partnership (PEP) program, which is supported by a grant initiative from the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine. Through this 6- to 10-module, school-based program, you teach high school students on Manhattan’s Lower East Side about substance abuse and sexual and reproductive health. Students can also contribute material to the program’s social media campaign on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Students also receive clinical exposure to the adolescent gender clinic at Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone. The clinic provides multidisciplinary medical care for gender-expansive and transgender youth, including menstrual and pubertal suppression, as well as gender-affirming hormones for youth.