Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center
As a first-year pediatric resident, you will participate in the care of outpatients in one of the 22 clinics at the Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center (KCRC) which receive 10,000 annual visits.
Children and young adults are referred to the KCRC by parents, physicians, therapists, health departments, schools, social workers and community hospitals throughout the southeastern United States. They come for interdisciplinary diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of concerns, including:
- Developmental disabilities, including cerebral palsy, mental retardation syndromes, autism, epilepsy, learning disabilities, muscular dystrophy, and anorexia
- Chronic illnesses such as cystic fibrosis, hemophilia, diabetes mellitus, and rheumatoid arthritis
- Recent injuries, including brain injuries and spinal cord injuries
- Orthopedic problems such as scoliosis, congenital hip dislocation, clubfoot, arthrogryposis, Legg-Perthes disease, and amputation
- Behavioral disorders
Consulting services are available in all pediatric subspecialties, but most often include genetics, child psychiatry, pediatric neurology, pediatric anesthesiology, endocrinology, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, urology, plastic surgery, physical medicine, neuropsychology and neurosurgery.
Your rotation at KCRC as a first-year resident is call-free.