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Resident Education in a Community Site (RECS)

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RECS is our program’s pediatric resident continuity clinic experience. Residents are placed with one preceptor in a community office for the duration of their residency. Preceptors volunteer to take a resident for three years. Our program only uses preceptors who enjoy working with residents and who are excellent educators. Our preceptors work through the Yale primary curriculum with our residents and precept patients on a case-by-case basis. Our residents love this experience as they develop long-term and supportive relationships with their preceptor. Several of our residents who are interested in ambulatory pediatrics elect to work with their preceptors after graduation. Residents are not assigned to practices more than 30 minutes from our Akron campus unless they request to do so because of where they choose to live. Residents select the type of practice of their choice; urban, suburban, or rural. Residents do have the opportunity to explore other clinic sites during their ambulatory blocks or elective time. 

We are grateful for our community-based primary care physicians who serve as preceptors in our resident education program. Your participation allows us to offer our residents a variety of practical experiences in urban, suburban and rural communities.

To support you in this process, we offer the Yale Primary Care Pediatrics Curriculum.


Sabrina Ben-Zion, MD, FAAP

Associate Pediatric Program Director, Ambulatory Medicine; Research Director, Pediatric Residency Program; Pediatrician

Sladjana Courson, DO

Associate Pediatric Residency Program Director; Co-Director of the Residency Quality Initiative Program; Pediatrician