Divisions: Adolescent Medicine
Residents undertake a required one-month experience in Adolescent Medicine. After this experience, residents will be able to provide comprehensive medical, social and emotional care for adolescents.
While a specialty, comprehensive general care is still important. However, residents will spend time learning how to diagnose and manage issues that are particularly involved in the care of teens and young adults. Such issues include:
- Sexually Transmitted Infections
- Gynecologic care, including dysmenorrhea, dysfunctional uterine bleeding and pelvic pain
- Safe sexual behaviors
- Health maintenance, including weight control, hypertension and immunizations
- Social and educational issues such as family problems, peer issues and complex issues facing teens such as drug and alcohol abuse
Clinical experiences occur at The University Medical Center Adolescent Clinic and UT Student Health Center. Competency in talking to and examining teens is stressed. In addition, a standardized pelvic exam is performed.