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General and Community Pediatrics
The Division of General and Community Pediatrics is the largest specialty team in the Department of Pediatrics at IU School of Medicine. This robust team of faculty and staff is dedicated to academic excellence and leadership in general pediatric health care through outstanding patient service; comprehensive training of medical students, residents, and faculty; innovative research; and family-centered advocacy for patients and their communities.
IU School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics is a national leader in community pediatrics and was one of only 10 pediatrics residencies nationally named as a recipient of the Community Pediatrics Training Initiative (previously known as Dyson Initiative). This grant is designed to foster partnerships with the community, promote the role of pediatricians as community leaders and advocates, and strengthen community activities through interdisciplinary collaborations.
Exceptional Clinical Training Facilities
Pediatric outpatient clerkships, resident continuity clinics, and urgent care centers are primary teaching sites where general and community pediatricians see a diversity of patients. From underserved inner-city youth and refugee children to patients at suburban practices, large hospital-based practices and clinics focused on children with special health care needs, faculty in this division are dedicated to providing excellent patient- and family-focused care that is evidence-based, compassionate and timely.