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Pediatric Resident Research Track

We are committed to offering programs that allow our residents to reach their fullest potential and achieve career goals. The research track, designed specifically to accommodate a wide range of interests, is an option for all residents, not just for those who already have a research focus or prior experience. The goal of this program is to encourage residents to explore research, whether health services, clinical, translational, or bench. We will work with you to match your individual needs, skills, interests, and accomplishments to a project.

Advantages for Residents

  • Refine and broaden your skill set to include:
    • Research skills
    • Grant writing
    • Data analysis
    • Manuscript writing
    • Scientific presentations
  • Facilitate a smooth transition and offer a competitive advantage when applying for fellowships
  • Flexible program tailored to maximize your clinical experience and research opportunities
  • Personalized training from experts in your chosen area of interest
  • Recognition in research upon graduation

General Program Structure

Kate G. Ackerman, M.D., the Research Track Director, meets and provides first year residents with individual guidance regarding selecting a mentor either from the Pediatric faculty or from another department when appropriate. There are 8 weeks of elective time in addition to the weekly half day to allow a resident to perform background reading, a topic review, and project planning and implementation. Residents are expected to present their projects at the Annual Trainees’ Research Grand Rounds. Ideally, the resident will also present data at national conferences and/or publish their work.