Adolescent Medicine
Adolescent Medicine

Adolescent Medicine

by Brian Alverson, MD

Adolescent medicine, also known as adolescent and young adult medicine, is a medical subspecialty that focuses on the care of patients who are in the adolescent period of development. This period is defined as beginning at puberty and ending around the time growth is interrupted, when adulthood begins. Patients in the adolescent age group are considered to fall within the last years of middle school up until around the time of college graduation.

Adolescent medicine focuses on issues that are of the utmost importance concerning adolescent patients, such as sexual health, menstruation, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, substance abuse, acne, and mental health or eating disorders. Conversations about these issues are often difficult for adolescents to have, so having a trusted adviser with expertise on such matters (e.g., a physician) can be truly life-changing for these young individuals.

Course Details

  • Videos 19
  • Duration 2:07 h
  • Quiz questions 80
  • Concept Pages 37


Your Educators of course Adolescent Medicine

 Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD

Dr. Brian Alverson is the Residency Director at Nemours Children's Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware and a Professor of Pediatrics at Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Until 2022, he has been a Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Medical Science at Brown University, as well as the Director for the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Hasbro Children's Hospital, Rhode Island, USA.

He obtained his MD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1999 and is currently also the Director of Undergraduate Pediatric Education at the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University.

Due to his achievements in pediatric education, he has won over 25 teaching awards at two Ivy League Medical Schools.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Alverson teaches courses on Pediatrics.

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Adolescent Medicine Exam Prep
By Donald M. on 05. September 2023 for Adolescent Medicine

Not enough topics for Adolescent Medicine Exam. Needs more videos. Needs typical Board questions to review. There should be easier ways to find other topics and quick linking to appropriate videos.

By Megan Z. on 20. October 2021 for Adolescent Medicine

Great review of some of the most salient adolescent specific health concerns!

Good lecture
By Jalil Z. on 28. October 2020 for Eating Disorders in Adolescents: Bulimia Nervosa & Anorexia Nervosa

I think it's a good overview of eating disorders and is good enough for screening. However, for this topic I would have liked it to be deeper because it's a psychiatric problem.

Excellent lecture
By Jalil Z. on 27. October 2020 for Acute Management of Drug Overdose in Adolescents

Very important topic. I particularly liked to hear your opinion about Flumazenil. Thank you!