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Adolescent and Pediatric R3 Rotation

Page history last edited by kzchang@salud.unm.edu 3 months, 1 week ago

This is a new rotation- please give us your feedback so we can help improve the experience!  Also please read the FAQ below that answers some questions that have come up...


Rotation Name: Adolescent Medicine

Year:  R3

Location: Please see schedule below



WEEKLY SCHEDULE for R3 Adolescent Medicine/Pediatrics










Youth Services Center






Melanie Baca, MD

5100 2nd St NW,

named "Bernalillo County"

on googlemaps

Presbyterian Pediatrics

(must have Pres paperwork & required urine drug screen done)

Why urine drug screen? -see below-




with Sylvia Crago, MD




Atrisco Heritage High School Clinic




with Melanie Baca, MD


Youth Services Center



*Please bring a copy of your PREA training certificate




with Valerie Romero-Leggott, MD

Continuity Clinic



Community Health Time & South Valley Academy High School


Community Health

(free time to work on your projects) two Monday pms of the rotation


SVA High School

School Based Health Clinic with Dr. Carletta Bullock

two Monday pms of the rotation - you will work

1:00pm - 4:00pm

*please call Dr. Bullock to determine which two Mondays you will work with her (see below)


1st Tuesday of Rotation:

"PREA Training"



 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Tuesdays:

Compensation for One Hope time. Complete the ABFM Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) Activity (Previous name SAM): "Childhood Illness" https://www.theabfm.org/




Resident School








Continuity Clinic

Continuity Clinic






One Hope Clinic

(aka “East Central Ministries”)

133 Virginia Street NE


(don't forget to log visits)

Must fill out volunteer on-line formhttps://app.betterimpact.com/Application?OrganizationGuid=115a1922-d666-40d8-8993-8dd1f8ad3636&ApplicationFormNumber=1





Main Purposes of the Rotation (See below LINK for longer list of Goals and Objectives)

  • Gain experience in the care of adolescent populations, an important population with specific and unique health needs
  • Exposure to school-based health: Family Physicians can have an important role in not only the clinical care of school aged populations but also in education and role modeling for future healthcare fields
  • Exposure to alternate practice locations: Presbyterian is a large health system in the state and the clinic/EMR model is different.  These kinds of distinctions are important to experience as a resident.  Similary One Hope is very different and people consistently feel like the care they provide there taps into why they went into medicine.
  • Completion of an ABFM Self Assessment Module ("SAM")- specifically the "Childhood Illness" SAM.  You must login on to the ABFM to complete this module https://www.theabfm.org/.


Contact Info for Sites:




1. Youth Services Center 'YSC':

Primary Contact: Melanie Baca, MD

Phone: 505-670-0560 (cell)

Email: mbaca@salud.unm.edu 

Contact: Valerie Romero-Leggott, MD

Phone: 505-263-8469 (cell)

Email: VRomero@salud.unm.edu

General Information about Rotation: Provide primary care and acute care services for male and female detained youth.


2. Atrisco Heritage High School Clinic: 

Primary Contact: Melanie Baca, MD 505-670-0560 (as above)

General Information about Rotation: Adolescent /Pediatric patients will be seen for Reproductive Health, sports physicals, WCC, psychosocial issues as well as general health




3. Presbyterian Outpatient Pediatric Clinic:


Primary Contact: Sylvia Crago, MD (RIO RANCHO CLINIC)

Email: SCrago@phs.org

Phone for clinic: 505-404-2590, Cell: 505-321-0630 

Address: 3777 Highway 529 Rio Rancho, NM 89144

Directions: Take I-25 N to the 2nd Bernalillo exit and go west on 550 through Bernalillo to the intersection of 550 and 528. Turn left (south) onto 528 and then take right at stoplight onto Enchanted Hills.  Take immediate right through the parking lot of Albertsons and the clinic will be right in front of you. Park in the front of the clinic and come in and ask for Dr. Crago.  

Description of clinical experiences in this clinic: will see pediatric patients of all ages with an emphasis on adolescent medicine


4.  Robert F. Kennedy School High school Health Clinic with Trauma Informed Care Focus

Contact: Carletta Bullock, M.D., cell 505-999-0237

Clinic Coordinator: Sabrina Owens, cell 505-480-9436 or text only: 505-908-6468

Clinic Phone Number: 243-1118 ext 61234

Email for Dr. Bullock:  Carletta.Bullock@state.nm.us 

Address: 4300 Blake Road SW, 87121

Parking: Administration Office and sign in.

Monday Clinic Hours: 8 am – 4 pm (you will work there 1:00pm-4:00pm)

Description of clinical experiences in this clinic: BHC serves a primarily low income, minority population in Albuquerque's South Valley of high school students.  In 2015, trauma was identified by the integrated behavioral health/medical team as the core underlying condition of most clinic users, besides comprehensive well exams. The residents will receive exposure to campus wide systemic shift toward trauma-informed care as initiated by the SBHC in addition to the usual adolescent primary care experience.




Rotation Logistical Requirements

-**PREA Training: has to be done prior to working at YSC, so you MUST do it the first Tuesday am. Click here for training info and username

-Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) Activity (aka SAM): On this rotation, you are required to complete the 'Childhood Illness' Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) Activity (aka SAM.)  This will also be great boards prep.  To help with this, we've blocked off the 2nd-4th tuesdays for you to do this.

-Presbyterian Hospital Required Training -   You do not need to repeat this step if you did this for Urgent Care.

  • Urine Drug Screening - Dolores Garcia will have screening paperwork for you to take the Testing Facility (see below) 
    •  Quest Diagnostics

                         8900 San Mateo NE

                         Albuquerque, NM 87113-2459

                         Hours of Operation: 7am-6pm Mon-Fri

                         Phone:  505-449-3246




-Guidelines for Residents Handling Weekday and Weeknight Pages During this Rotation 

Rotation F.A.Q


Q: Why does the rotation have so many different experiences?

A: We're trying to meet a new requirement in the highest-yield way possible.  No one clinic site was going to meet our needs so we've selected a few that we think are high value experiences but don't have huge amounts of time available.  We also generally prioritized experiences with FM docs who have in interest in teaching and working with residents. We also wanted to work in something with two good Pres pediatricians who want to work with our residents.


Q: Why are residents handling phone calls from YSC?

A: This was decided after a long, thought out process and lots of discussion.  Please understand we wouldn't just put more work on the residents if we didn't think it was striking an educational balance.  The first issue is that we really wanted out residents to experience YSC.  In order to do that, our UNM affiliation with YSC needed to continue, which required support for call.  The small number of providers willing to work at YSC were not able to do the call.  We also felt that a certain amount of "home call" is an important experience and common to several other residencies.  We've spent a lot of time over the years removing uneducational calls that used to go through residents (residents used to be available overnight for clinic patients to call with questions, inevitably about controlled substance prescriptions).  We felt that there was some educational value overall to this new experience, especially since residents could field calls and then potentially see patients soon in clinic.  Resident leaders asked that the inpatient residents covered the weekends so the month wasn't as hard call-wise.  


Q: Why do we have to do a urine drug screen to work at Presbyterian for only 4 half days?

A: While the reality is that around 50% of FM residencies nationally require an initial drug screen (prior to starting as an intern), this is not the case at our residency or at other facilities in New Mexico.  Still, the idea of drug screening can feel as if an employer doesn't trust the employee, something we are very sensitive to.  This message was relayed to Presbyterian, and Pres medical leadership did make attempts to have this requirement waived.  The discussion reached the highest levels at Presbyterian, but ultimately it was seen as an institutional requirement unable to be waived; "from the CEO on down to the janitorial staff, everyone takes a urine drug screen" was the message.


Q: Do I really have to do the KSA (formerly "SAM") on Childhood Illness?

A: Yes!  We've carved out time and you have to do 2 SAMs to sit for the boards, this will get one done.  This is a topic that our residents have consistently said they don't feel comfortable with: consider it protected board study/prep time, which is hard to get.


Q: What do I do if there isn't clinic at Atrisco since it's _____ (the summer, school vacation, etc)

A: We're working on that, and so are Atrisco leaders.  Contact the point of contact for Atrisco before the rotation if it's during a vacation time (i.e. the summer), and they will update you on where things are for your rotation.  If there aren't activities, we suggest looking at the modules below.  We're planning over time to build in supplemental experiences, something going on behind the scenes.


Q: Why do we have to do evenings at One Hope?

A: One Hope is an experience that many residents have felt was a valuable breath of fresh air during their residency, so we wanted to build that in more formally.  Wednesday night is the best time for the clinic and our faculty.  In exchange, we tried to make sure there was compensatory time in the rotation to pay you back.  We feel that with the community health activity time, time for the SAM (which likely won't take 3 full half days), that it was a good balance.



Rotation Goals and Objectives



At the completion of this rotation, a family medicine resident should:

  •  Be able to develop patient-centered treatment plans for adolescents based on comprehensive risk-based assessments that take into account the cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds of adolescent patients (Patient Care, Medical Knowledge)
  • Optimize treatment plans based on knowledge of adolescent care resources that include local, state, and federal agencies (Systems-based Practice, Practice-based Learning and Improvement)
  • Be able to coordinate ambulatory, inpatient, and institutional care and advocate for adolescents across health care providers, institutions, and governmental agencies (Systems-based Practice)
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with the adolescent patient and his or her family in order to establish and maintain therapeutic relationships in the context of confidentiality (Interpersonal and Communications Skills)
  • Demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to the adolescent patient’s race, ethnicity, culture, language, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disabilities (Professionalism)



The resident should demonstrate attitudes that:

  • Recognize that each adolescent has strengths that serve as protective factors and support his or her development during adolescence
  • Acknowledge that connection to parents, school, and community is essential to an adolescent’s successful development
  • Understand that adolescence is a time of experimenting, learning, and developing and offer guidance that encourages healthy behaviors and responsible decision making
  • Support confidentiality while also encouraging the adolescent to communicate with his or her parents (and other supportive adults)
  • Treat each encounter with an adolescent as an opportunity to act as a caring adult and to engage the adolescent in conversations about healthy living



In the appropriate setting, the resident should demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of:

 1. Normal growth and development in the adolescent years that includes physical, mental, emotional, and sexual milestones

2. The major health risks and behaviors of adolescents and methods to address them

3. Strategies for providing preventive services, immunizations, health promotion, and guidance to adolescent patients during annual wellness visits, routine care visits, and acute care visits

4. The challenges facing an adolescent to establish his or her identity and to learn responsible behaviors, including self-care and attention to mental health, sexual health, and reproductive health

5. The core conditions that may affect the health of an adolescent, such as family problems, poverty, depression, school failure, obesity, eating disorders, violence, drug use, unintended pregnancy, and STIs


Supplemental Reading: Below are resources we think you will find helpful during this rotation


Helpful Web Links

Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine: https://www.adolescenthealth.org/Home.aspx

Contraceptive pearls: http://www.reproductiveaccess.org




1) Adolescent Consent and Confidentiality

Minors and the Right to Consent to Health Care.pdf

Confidentiality Overview ppt.ppt

Details on Duty to Report.pdf


QUIZ Take our online test" target="">http://www.classmarker.com/online-test/start/?quiz=ccg54d106ad8952e" title="Take our online test">Take our online test

**PLEASE NOTE: you must complete Module quizzes in listed order to access subsuquent quiz.**



2) Puberty, Adolescent Development and Screening

Normal Growth and Development: https://hslic-unm-on-worldcat-org.libproxy.unm.edu/oclc/324993274?databaseList=1834,1920,1931,2236,2375,2507,2897,2977,2979,638 
Biro, Frank M., MD
Adolescent Medicine, Chapter 1, Pages 1-1
Copyright © 2008 by Mosby, Inc., an affiliate of Elsevier Inc.

(**search through UNM Library**)


Adolescent Health Screening and Counseling.pdf

Adolescents and LARCs.pptx


USC-Adolescent Health Curriculum: Normal Growth and Development in the Adolescent.


Go to link to access reading, which includes questions, diagrams and two cases



QUIZ:  Take our online test" target="">http://www.classmarker.com/online-test/start/?quiz=c7x54d1070644368" title="Take our online test">Take our online test

**PLEASE NOTE: you must complete  Module quizzes in listed order to access subsuquent quiz.**



3) Common Adolescent Medical Problems

Osteochondrosis: Common Causes of Pain in Growing Bones - American Family Physician.pdf

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician.pdf

USC Adolescent Health Curriculum, Common Ortho problems: https://www.usc.edu/student-affairs/Health_Center/adolhealth/content/b4orth.html#references

USC Adolescent Health Curriculum, Common Medical problems: https://www.usc.edu/student-affairs/Health_Center/adolhealth/content/b4misc.html

QUIZ: http://www.classmarker.com/online-test/start/?quiz=cca54d94f9fb36cc

**PLEASE NOTE: you must complete Module quizzes in listed order to access subsuquent quiz.**



4) Adolescent Mental Health

Initial Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa - American .pdf

Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care (GLAD-PC): II. Treatment and Ongoing Manage.pdf


Other Useful Articles:

Adolescent Headds Screening Article


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