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July is a significant month for those of us in the medical profession. On July 1st all across the country, brand new medical school graduates start their training, also known as a residency. One of the most important parts of training involves working with experienced pediatricians. I have been so fortunate during both medical school and residency to be taught by physicians who were excited to share their knowledge.

Here at Kids First, we are continuing that tradition by mentoring medical students and residents in the office. You may be asked by one of our clinicians if you would permit our “trainee” to participate in the visit. Just today, I had a young man in the office who allowed the resident to observe the visit. It was a great teaching case for my resident, and the patient felt good about the opportunity to participate in the medical education process. Thanks, M!

I cannot imagine a more rewarding career then being a pediatrician. It is a privilege to care for children and watch them grow and develop. As a medical student, I thought I would become an obstetrician but quickly realized that I was always much more interested in the baby then the mom! I truly enjoy every phase of pediatrics, from newborns to college students.

Thank you for your trust. Have a safe and fun July.

Cathy DiVincenzo