Pediatric Primary Care Residency

Group photo of Pediatric Primary Care Residents

The Pediatric Primary Care Residency (PCR) at MUSC began in 2011 with the goal of preparing our residents to care for children in an outpatient setting. This program builds on the successful categorical residency program by providing approximately eight months of additional training in community settings over the 2nd and 3rd years of residency and a focused primary care didactic curriculum.

During second and third year, the PCR residents spend 6 weeks each year at MUSC Children’s Care Northwoods, a Medicaid Medical Home in North Charleston, SC. This clinic serves the large Spanish-speaking population of our area, with 65% of their patients being Latino. All the pediatricians at this site speak Spanish, as do many of the ancillary staff.  There are also full-time bilingual patient navigators who are integral to helping families access healthcare and services. Our PCR residents will be encouraged to participate in some Spanish language education in preparation for this experience. For more information about MUSC Children’s Care Clinics, please visit our musckids.org page

The PCR residents also spend 2.5 months per year during the latter 2 years at Riverside Pediatrics, a rural health clinic in Georgetown, SC, about an hour north of Charleston. This physician-owned private practice treats a mix of privately and publicly insured patients and is highly community engaged. Housing in Georgetown will be provided for PCR residents during their rotations there.