Pediatric Links with the Community (PLC) Intern Rotation
PLC has trained 568 first-year residents from pediatrics, medicine-pediatrics, and family medicine, as well as pediatric nurse practitioners and medical students.
During this two-week rotation, residents and students learn first-hand about critical factors affecting child health, while interacting with medical and non-medical providers at over 70 community-based organizations.
"Because sometimes our patients have a lot more
going on than we can see."
~Samantha Burnham – Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Student
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"PLC has reminded me that I want that life to include some outreach and volunteering beyond the “helping people” that I am lucky enough to do every day."
~Anna Bottar – Pediatrics Resident
"My PLC rotation has had a tremendous impact on me both in terms of how I will practice medicine from here on as well as my awareness of parts of the community I have never been exposed to before."
~ Justin Goldstein – Pediatrics Resident
"The experiences I have had with PLC have, unmistakably, bettered my education and will add to my career as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner."
~ Lacey Fox – Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Student
"PLC reminded me of what lies beyond the clinic door: the community."
~ Camille Rodriquez – Medical Student
"During the two weeks on PLC, I drove to places I didn’t even know existed, met people of different backgrounds, different races, different cultures, different vocations and was forced to not only challenge my preconceptions but to open my eyes to the extreme poverty and extreme need in our community."
~ Karolina Lis – Family Medicine Resident
~ Nikki Vavrina – Family Medicine Resident
~ Heather Busick – Medicine-Pediatrics Resident
Read more testimonials
Michael K. Visick. Pediatrics in the Community: Report Pediatrics in the Review 1997;18;322.
David A. Asch, M.D., M.B.A., and Kevin G. Volpp, M.D., Ph.D. What Business Are We In? The Emergence of Health as the Business of Health Care. NEJM. 376;10. September 6, 2012.
Council on Community Pediatrics. Community Pediatrics: Navigating the Intersection of Medicine, Public Health and Social Determinants of Children's Health. Pediatrics. 2013; 131; 623.
Kenneth R. Ginsburg. The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent-Child Bonds. Pediatrics December 26, 2011;peds.2011-2953.
Other Readings of Interest
Grocery and Public Transportation Experience
Community Health Options
Community Resource Referrals in Action
Community Resources and Materials
PLC Pedia: List of Partners
Advocacy Code Card
Domestic Violence Pocket Card
Meet your City
Save the Date
March 5, 2014
Anne E. Dyson Child Advocacy Forum
William Dietz, M.D., Ph.D., presents "Have We Turned the Corner on the Obesity Epidemic?"
Golisano Children's Hospital
601 Elmwood Avenue,
Rochester, NY 14642
Telephone: (585) 273-3737
Fax: (585) 276-2566
Child and Family Health Services
Monroe County Department of Health
691 St. Paul Street, 4th Floor
Rochester, New York 14605
Telephone: (585) 753-5233
Fax: (585) 753-5272