New Workforce Training: Resident Education Initiative
"Think Genetics: A case series for the continuity clinic" is a resident education curriculum that integrates genetics into existing core competencies through the continuity clinic and accompanying resources provided to pediatric residents.
This 9-part case series can be adapted to a variety of instructional formats, including the continuity clinic, noon lectures, independent learning, and more. This case series will focus on a wide range of clinical topics that are encountered in pediatric primary care and that require the resident to “Think Genetically” in order to adequately diagnose and treat patients in the continuity clinic. Without genetic thinking, a pediatrician could be missing some critical pieces of the puzzle when caring for patients. Through these case exercises, we will demonstrate how easy it is to incorporate genetics into a primary care practice and how seamlessly the puzzle pieces then fall into place.
The 9-part case series addresses many of the ACGME Sub-competencies and developmental milestones.
Upon completion of the Think Genetics! Case Series, residents should be able to:
- Recognize the role of genetics, genomics, and epigenetics in health and disease
- Identify the role of the primary care clinician in the identification and management of patients with genetic conditions using family health history, expert referrals, and genetic testing.
- Describe the importance of constructing a problem-based family history and three-generation pedigree when considering a diagnosis, prevention, or treatment plan in pediatric primary care.
- Apply a wide range of available resources, technologies, and tools that promote early identification, referral, and management of patients with genetic conditions.
Instructional Materials: Think Genetics! Case Series
Case 1: The Importance of Family History in Pediatric Primary Care
Case 2: Tracking and Monitoring Patients with Genetic Conditions
Case 3: A Child with Short Stature
Case 4: Genetic Evaluation of Children with Developmental Disabilities
Case 5: Recognizing Genetic Red Flags in Clinical Evaluations
Case 6: Genetics and Common Disorders in Pediatrics
Case 7: Newborn Screening
Case 8: Genetic Testing – Nuts and Bolts
Case 9: Genetic Testing – Bells and Whistles