Training Pediatric Residents in Literacy Promotion: Residency Directors' Perspectives.

Authors:
Manuel E Jimenez
Manuel E Jimenez
Perelman School of Medicine
United States
Lesley Mandel Morrow
Lesley Mandel Morrow
the State University of New Jersey
Shilpa Pai
Shilpa Pai
Oklahoma State University

Teach Learn Med 2019 Apr 19:1-8. Epub 2019 Apr 19.

a The Department of Pediatrics , Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School , New Brunswick , New Jersey , USA.

Phenomenon: The American Academy of Pediatrics and Canadian Pediatric Society recommend that pediatricians incorporate literacy promotion during well child care, but literacy promotion education during pediatric training remains understudied. We sought to understand how literacy promotion training is currently implemented in pediatric residency programs from the perspective of program directors. Approach: We conducted semistructured interviews with all 9 residency program directors in 1 state. We analyzed data iteratively coding transcripts using an immersion/crystallization approach to identify themes. Findings: We achieved saturation after 9 interviews with 11 participants. We identified 3 major themes: (a) Residency programs rely on an existing primary-care-based literacy promotion intervention (Reach Out and Read) and the resident continuity clinic for literacy promotion training; (b) program directors encourage early and repeated exposure to facilitate literacy promotion education; and (c) service obligations, content specifications, and pressure on faculty create competing time demands that function as key barriers to literacy promotion training. Insights: Residency program directors used an existing, widely used intervention and the infrastructure provided by continuity clinics to facilitate training on literacy promotion, a relatively new pediatric care standard. Additional work is needed to overcome the barriers identified by program directors.

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