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We are glad you are interested in learning more about the Pediatric field of medicine! Our purpose as a student- led pediatric interest group is to provide early exposure to the pediatric field and its associated roles and specializations, to network with local pediatricians and community agencies, to serve the pediatric community in the Tri-Cities region, and to provide students with exposure to special pediatric disease and care.

Throughout the year, the Pediatric Residency Department of QCOM will sponsor lunch meetings with our local Pediatricians serving as special speakers.
In addition, during the spring semester QCOM pediatric residents will monthly discuss interesting pediatric cases with first and second year medical students. 

Currently we are involved in several areas of service including health and nutrition classes at Indian Trail middle school and the Carver Community Center Color My World Healthy Program, involvement in the Breast Feeding Coalition of East Tennessee, various Niswonger Hospital drives and an area teen hotline crisis center. These areas focus on instilling important preventative health habits in regards to nutrition, exercise, and mental health in the children of our community.

Educationally we have the opportunity to attend monthly QCOM Pediatric Grand Rounds on various pediatric issues. In attempts to widen our scope of pediatric exposure we also strive to have monthly student led case studies that help integrate basic sciences with clinical scenarios in a group discussion format.

We hope you are interested in being involved! 

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