General Pediatrics Section
Mayra Y. Vizcarrondo, MD, FAAP
University Pediatric Hospital
San Juan, PR. 00936
The General Pediatrics Section of the Department of Pediatrics, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine encompasses all areas of academic general pediatrics. It is the largest division in the department with members actively involved in clinical care, teaching, advocacy, community work, administration and research.
The General Pediatrics Section is committed to:
- providing comprehensive and high quality patient health care;
- forming caring and compassionate future physicians and pediatricians;
- pursuing excellence in academics and research;
- advocate and speak up for the rights of children and their families;
- and to be role models of honesty, integrity, discipline and professional commitment
As stated above, Section faculty is actively involved in clinical care, research, community work and teaching.
Section members provide high quality inpatient care at the University Pediatric Hospital, the University of Puerto Rico Hospital at Carolina, and the University District Hospital..They are responsible for the General Pediatric Wards and the Emergency Room at the University Pediatric Hospital, the Nursery Full Term Unit at the University District Hospital, and the General Pediatrics Ward at the University of Puerto Rico Hospital at Carolina.
Faculty participates in research in diverse areas with main projects related to HIV/AIDS, Dengue Vaccine, Medical Education, Clinical Skills, Emergency Medicine, Community, Breast Feeding, and Child Abuse and Neglect.
Section members actively participate in diverse community activities and initiatives including being members of community boards, working with non-for profit organizations such as Fondos Unidos de Puerto Rico affiliated to United Way, the Head Start Program, the Ronald McDonald Foundation, collaborating with governmental community initiatives; and offering direct services as with the EMSC Program. Faculty also provides consultation and direct patient care at different community activities, health fairs and in school clinics. They serve as role models for medical students and residents on how to get involved in community activities in these settings.
Section faculty is involved with teaching to a great extent. They actively participate in the teaching of medical students, residents and fellows of the University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine and from other schools within the Medical Sciences Campus and other institutions. The participation of our members include: course coordination in all the four years of medical studies; active participation in the School of Medicine academic leadership and administration; and participants and consultants to the academic programs of Dental Medicine, Odontopediatrics, Nurse Practitioners, and Midwifery. Section faculty is also involved in teaching peers, other faculty members and the community through CME activities and faculty development activities. The Section Faculty members participate as well in the General Pediatrics Residency Training Program.