“During my residency interview process, what set PALS apart from other advocacy and community health tracks was the opportunity to practice pediatrics in different settings. This provides residents with exposure to diverse health systems and patient populations. Between my weekly clinic at Turtle Creek, and my rotations in Kittanning and Coudersport, I have been able to experience pediatrics in both urban and rural settings. I have a better understanding of pediatric practice all along this spectrum. Being able to work with community pediatricians in different counties of PA has provided many examples of different ways pediatricians can serve as child advocates.”

– Jillian Mador, MD