Welcome to DBP! During this block, you will get exposure to a variety of clinics across Chicago that provide developmental services for our patients.


Before Your Rotation


  • Four-week rotation required for all categorical and Med-Peds residents
  • Usually will not attend morning report (see specific schedule for details)
  • No inpatient consults, call, or weekend responsibilities if not on sick/jeopardy call

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Residents will work with patients in various clinic settings:
    • Comer II
    • La Rabida
    • Illinois Masonic
    • NorthShore Health Systems
    • SSC offices of DBP
    • Child Psychiatry.
  • In addition to an individual schedule, detailed information and directions for each site will be provided on the first day of the rotation.
  • Supervision is provided by the DBP Attendings, Fellows, and Allied Clinicians. A list of the supervising clinicians and contact information is provided on the first day of the rotation.
  • Residents on sick or jeopardy call must carry their pagers at all times or appropriately forward this to an appropriate phone number where they can be reached. If activated for sick or jeopardy call, they must contact the director of the rotation to alert them of their absence.



During the rotation, the resident is expected to access and read the following educational materials, which will be available to you at the start of the rotation:

  • “SOS!  Help for Parents” by Lynne Clark, PhD
  • “Touchpoints” by T. Berry Brazelton, MD
  • “Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)” by the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • “ADHD: What Every Parent Needs to Know” by Michael I. Reif
  • “Take Charge of Your Child’s Sleep” by Judith A. Owens and Jodi A. Mindell
  • Kansas Disability Course