Pediatric Advocacy-Leadership-Service (PALS) is a Primary Care Track focused on service to the underserved in urban and rural communities.
The PALS program mission is to train pediatric physicians as champions for children, particularly those who are underserved in rural and urban communities. We believe that being an outstanding pediatrician includes not only medical expertise, but addressing cultural humility, social determinants of health, and health literacy. Our training seeks to equip pediatricians who have a specific interest in primary care, with skills for effective advocacy and leadership so that they may care for children both individually and in their communities by impacting public policy and grassroots organizations.
The PALS program is housed in the long-standing and highly successful Children's Social and Community Oriented Resident Engagement Program (SCORE) that promotes child, family, and community advocacy in the context of pediatric training and practice.
The PALS program is designed for residents who want to have an impact in addressing the needs of children and families who are underserved.