Community Pediatrics and Advocacy

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Residency Applications

For more info email the Cottage Children's Medical Center Pediatric Residency program coordinator, Sabrina Orfalea, or call 805-569-7464.

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Training in leadership, advocacy, and systems of care is critical to the success of pediatricians. During the Community Pediatrics and Advocacy Rotation, residents will engage in a combination of didactic and experiential learning opportunities that foster an understanding of the intersection between patients, physicians, and communities.

Goals for the Community Pediatrics and Advocacy Rotation

  • Study the complex social, economic, political, and cultural influences that affect the well-being of children
  • Learn about local resources that support children and families
  • Engage in community advocacy
  • Identify and foster personal leadership skills
  • Incorporate systems-based practice into professional life

Rotation Activities

  • Visit local community organizations working to improve the well-being of children and families
  • Engage in didactic learning related to adverse childhood experiences (ACES), social determinants of health, and the unique needs of high risk pediatric subpopulations
  • Complete assessments to identify and foster leadership strengths
  • Participate in a year-long, resident-led community advocacy project

Contact Us

Cottage Children's Medical Center

Cottage Children's Pediatric Residency Program

Phone: 805-569-7464
Fax: 805-569-8358

400 W. Pueblo St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Program Coordinator
Sabrina Orfalea