Pediatric and Adolescent Care Network

Resident clinics

Primary Care Residency Education Director
Beth E. Rezet, MD 

Primary Care Residency Clinic Director
Elena Huang, MD, FAAP

Clinical site overview

  • Three community-based CHOP Primary Care Centers
  • Centers are based on a group-practice model
  • Primary Care longitudinal clinic: about one session a week (a minimum of 36 sessions each year for three years)

Resident information

  • Residents see a combination of their own continuity patients and group practice patients (both sick and well).
  • Residents are assigned to attending preceptors at a specific site, which fosters a relationship among the resident group, and between the resident and attending lasting three years.
  • A primary care block rotation at the resident’s primary care site occurs at least twice during training.


  • All attending preceptors are faculty
  • There is a centralized curriculum (noon conference, syllabus, workshops at Pediatric Primary Care Education Day and case-based learning.)
  • Each attending has his/her own group of patients whom they see when they are not precepting.
  • All attending physicians have a commitment to teaching and participate in faculty development, feedback and evaluation.

Practice operations

  • Each center has nursing staff who work as a team with the doctors, administer immunizations and medications, triage and carry out nursing procedure and provide patient teaching with an emphasis on breast feeding and asthma education.
  • Each center has a social worker and phlebotomist on site; one center has radiology.
  • Primary Care practices have 24-hour telephone nursing triage.

Clinical care sites

The three pediatric and adolescent care clinical sites include:

  • Cobbs Creek (30 blocks from Main Campus at 63rd and Locust Streets). Some of the attending physicians and pediatric nurse practitioners specialize in adolescent patient care. This site is part of a family planning grant.
  • Karabots Center (18 blocks from Main Campus at 48th & Market Streets). This is a state-of-the-art facility with on-site radiology. Some practitioners have a special interest in the medically complex patients; some of the attending physicians have a special interest in medical education, and some focus on community research. Adolescent Primary Care, Family Planning, Early Head Start and Reach Out and Read are housed here as well.
  • South Philadelphia (5 miles from Main Campus at Broad Street and Passyunk Avenue). This is our most diverse ethnic and socioeconomic patient population; some attending physicians have an interest in medical informatics.

Educational experiences

Education in Primary Care at CHOP includes a number of unique experiences, including:

  • Continuity Clinic
  • Primary Care block rotations: minimum of two blocks in three years
  • Noon lecture series
  • Core faculty lectures
  • Senior lectures with direct feedback
  • Pediatric Primary Care Education Day (PEDIAPREDD) sessions – six  workshops in the intern year (three- to four-hour sessions on a general primary care topic)
  • Case-based learning in the senior years
  • Suburban group practice electives and visit days
  • Developmental milestones, parenting skills and direct observation are emphasized during PL1 year
  • Supervisory opportunities are encouraged during the senior years
  • Opportunities for ambulatory experiences in sports medicine, ENT, home visits and neonatal follow up.
  • Individualized Education Unit: A Primary Care office experience outside of resident clinic