Med-Peds PATHways (Program for Adolescent and Adult Transition to Health) Elective
2023-2024 academic year
MEDC 60120 | 150 units
Course Type: Elective - Clinical

    Nabil Abou-Baker, MD   
Primary Instructor:
    Nabil Abou-Baker  
    Gullapalli Cotts, Kamala  
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Health care transition (HCT), the organized progression from pediatric- to adult-focused models of care, is crucial for patients with chronic childhood conditions. Over 500,000 adolescents with chronic conditions survive into adulthood each year and have increased risk of adverse events during HCT.

Got Transition-an agreement between the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health-developed the Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition 2.0, defining the components of HCT. Aligned with Gottransition, our ambulatory and inpatient transition consult service, Med-Peds PATHways, provides HCT consultations to ambulatory and hospitalized adolescents and young adults with chronic childhood conditions.

Students and residents taking this course are provided with HCT education and clinical experiences as HCT consultants. In addition to evaluating patients in the adult and pediatric hospitals at UCM, evaluate patients in specialty transition clinics such as the Adult Developmental Disabilities Clinic, the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer clinic, and the Cystic Fibrosis clinic, all at UCM.


Cite the Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition

Perform HCT assessments on at least 3 adolescents/ adults with chronic childhood conditions

Create a portable health summary on at least two adolescents/ young adults

Identify at least one HCT goal for at least 3 patients

Perform and present a transition focused quality improvement project


Students will be evaluated on the completion of the objectives including the transition focused quality improvement project

Schedules Offered

This course is offered on a Monthly Basis during the following months:

This course is offered on a Bi-weekly (two week) Basis during the following months:

AM - 8:00 - 8:00 - 8:00 - 8:00 - 8:00 - -
PM - -5:00 -5:00 -5:00 -5:00 -5:00 -

Schedule Notes

The following sub-specialty clinics available for students to rotate through:
Monday morning: Adult Developmental Disability clinic
Monday afternoon: The Women’s Clinic
Monday afternoon: Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic
Tuesday-full day Adolescent in Young Adult Hematology Oncology
Cystic Fibrosis Clinic
Neurofibromatosis Clinic
Combined Rheumatology Clinic
Combined Endocrinology Clinic
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic
The Inpatient Adult Sickle Cell Consult Service
The Opiate Use Disorder Inpatient Consult Service
The Med-Peds PATHways Consult Service

Course Eligibility and Prerequisites

Max enrollment



    Fourth year
    Visiting Student (from LCME Accredited Medical Schools Only)


    Other: Medicine 30300
    Other: Peds 30300 or equivalent