Adolescent Medicine Training in Pediatric Residency Programs
by Harriette B. Fox, Margaret A. McManus, Jonathan D. Klein, Angela Diaz, Arthur B. Elster, Marianne E. Felice, David W. Kaplan, Charles J. Wibbelsman, and Jane E. Wilson. Pediatrics. 2010; 125: 165-172
This article examines the adequacy of pediatric residency training in adolescent medicine. It addresses several aspects of training, including the extent to which important adolescent medicine topics are covered through formal education and practical application, the types of faculty involved in training, and the opportunities to establish ongoing therapeutic relationships with adolescents. Information for the study was obtained through a 2007 survey of pediatric residency program directors and adolescent medicine faculty.
Advancing Medical Education Training in Adolescent Health
by Harriette B. Fox, Margaret A. McManus, Angela Diaz, Arthur B. Elster, Marianne E. Felice, David W. Kaplan, Jonathan D. Klein, and Jane E. Wilson. Pediatrics. 2008; 121: 1043-1045
This commentary examines the strengths and weaknesses of four major options for establishing opportunities for training pediatricians in adolescent medicine. The options include extending the length of the mandatory adolescent medicine rotation, introducing more flexibility in residency programs to allow for formalized optional training tracks in adolescent medicine, creating a combined pediatrics/adolescent medicine residency, and increasing the availability of one-year adolescent medicine clinical training programs after completion of categorical training in general pediatrics. Information for this commentary was based on 2007 surveys of adolescent medicine fellowship program directors, pediatric residency program directors, and adolescent medicine faculty in pediatric residency programs.
Private Health Insurance for Adolescents: Is It Adequate?
by Harriette B. Fox, Margaret A. McManus, and Mary B. Reichman. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2003; 32: 12-24
This article examines the extent of private health insurance coverage available for services required by six hypothetical adolescents with different health conditions: asthma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, injury, major depressive disorder, pregnancy with sexually transmitted infections, and substance abuse with bipolar disorder. The analysis considers the availability of the benefit, access restrictions and protections relevant to the adolescent’s condition, and limits in amount and duration of coverage. Information for the study was obtained from contract documents for the most commonly sold HMO and PPO product in each state.