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Nature of the work:

A personal physician who encompasses qualities of both an internist (physicans for adults) and a pediatrician (physicians for children). This includes providing long-term comprehensive care in a variety of settings (e.g. the office, the hospital setting, ICU) managing all illnesses of newborns, toddlers, school-age children, adolescents, adults and the elderly whether they are common or complex, acute or chronic. A med-peds physician is concerned with the physical, emotional and social health of people of ALL ages. The med-peds physician is trained in the biological, social and environmental influences on the developing child as well as the impact of disease and dysfunction on development. S/he is also trained to recognize how this may impact their development into adulthood. S/he is trained in the diagnosis and management/treatment of cancer, infections, and diseases affecting the heart, blood, kidneys, joints, digestive, respiratory and vascular systems and to distinguish the differences in presentation between children and adults.

A med-peds physician can receive additional training in the following sub specialties:

  • Adolescent medicine
  • Cardiovascular disease – adult
  • Cardiovascular disease - pediatric
  • Clinical cardiac electrophysiology
  • Critical care medicine – adult
  • Critical care medicine – pediatric
  • Developmental-behavioral pediatrics
  • Endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism
  • Endocrinology – pediatric
  • Gastroenterology – adult
  • Gastroenterology - pediatric
  • Geriatric medicine Rheumatology – pediatric
  • Hematology Sleep medicine – adult
  • Hospice and palliative medicine – adult
  • Hospice and palliative medicine - pediatric
  • Infectious disease – adult
  • Infectious disease - pediatric
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Medical oncology
  • Medical toxicology
  • Neonatal-perinatal medicine
  • Neurodevelopmental disabilities
  • Nephrology – adult
  • Nephrology – pediatric
  • Pediatric emergency medicine
  • Pediatric hematology-oncology
  • Pulmonary disease – adult
  • Pulmonary disease – pediatric
  • Rheumatology – adult
  • Sleep medicine – pediatric
  • Sports medicine – adult
  • Sports medicine – pediatric
  • Transplant hepatology – adult
  • Transplant hepatology – pediatric

Training/residency information

Following graduation from medical school, med-peds physicians complete 4 years of education in a Med-Peds residency program. The 4-year residency includes 24 months of internal medicine rotations and 24 months of pediatric rotations, rotating from internal medicine and pediatric rotations in 3-6 months blocks. Typically, up to 3 additional years of training are required to be certified in a particular subspecialty but this may be longer if it is a combined adult and pediatric sub specialty.

For more information

Medicine/Pediatrics Faculty Advisors

Sidney Wu swu@llu.edu
Vince Cacho vpcacho@llu.edu
Sonny Lee SCLee@ahs.llumc.edu

Medicine/Pediatrics Interest Group

President: Daniel Chiou

Co-Vice Presidents: Clark Crane and Michael Sookra

Treasurer: Vanessa Diambois

Social Vice President: Jesse Keeler

Event Planners: Anne Kornkven and Daniel Yu

3rd Year Rep: Alix Chen

2nd Year Rep: Ariana Cunningham

1st Year Rep: Nate Hoyt

Download the Medicine/Pediatrics Interest Group Constitution