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Paediatric Medicine
Paediatric Medicine

Community Paediatrics

In the autumn of 2000, upon recommendations made by The Hospital for Sick Children’s (SickKids) Ad-Hoc Committee on Part-time Paediatricians [September 16th, 1998] the Section of Community Paediatrics  for the University of Toronto was created.

The mandate of this section is to develop, maintain, and recognize the many and important academic contributions of community-based Paediatricians with part-time hospital and faculty appointments. Members of this section participate in teaching (undergraduate medical students, family medicine students, and paediatric residents), research, advocacy and continuing education.

There are currently 94 members of the Section of Community Paediatrics. There is an opportunity to develop greater links with SickKids in the area of community-based research. While the Child Health Network of the GTA serves to integrate clinical care, the Section of Community Paediatrics serves to integrate and facilitate the academic mission of the Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto.

A Clinical Fellowship in Community Paediatrics has recently been developed by the Section of Community Paediatrics and funded by SickKids. The goals of this fellowship are to train paediatric residents to become leaders in consulting paediatrics in the setting of community-based general hospitals. The objective of the two-year fellowship will be to augment clinical skills with a focus on perinatology, child development and mental health. In addition, there will be opportunity to develop leadership skills in the areas of advocacy, academia or administration.

Mark Feldman MD, FRCPC – Director, Section of Community Paediatrics - mark.feldman@utoronto.ca

Fellowship application deadline:
March 15, 2011 for July of the following academic year

Further information and applications for the Community Paediatric Fellowship may be obtained from the following University of Toronto Website:
Clinical Affairs