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PLC History

Program Timeline

  • 1994: Pilot version of the PLC Program - two week rotation exclusively in the community
  • 1996: PLC becomes a permanent component of the residency training program in Rochester
  • 2000: PLC one of 6 programs nationally to receive $2.5 million grant from the Dyson Foundation
  • 2000: Initiation of the Child Advocacy Resident Education (CARE) Track
  • 2001: Community Pediatrics Advisory Council (CPAC) established
  • 2002: Partners for Children Grants Program: Forty-eight grants between $2,000-$10,000 awarded to practicing pediatricians, residents and academic fellows to improve health for vulnerable children on a community level
  • 2003: Partnerships with General Academic Pediatrics Fellowship, Psychology Fellowship, Family Medicine Residents
  • 2004: Expansion to Medicine-Pediatrics (CARE Track), medical students and undergraduates, dissemination to other residency programs throughout the country
  • 2005: Partnership with the School of Nursing Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program to train all pediatric nurse practitioner students in pediatric community health experiences
  • 2006: Partnership with the International Health Medicine-Pediatrics Program to provide CARE Track leadership training to enrolled Medicine-Pediatric residents
  • 2007: Partnership with the Leadership Education and Adolescent Health (LEAH) Program & Community and Preventive Medicine to provide modified community health/leadership training to all fellows
  • 2008: Partnership with Emergency Medicine and the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry to provide community health/leadership training to fellows and medical students.