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Pediatric Resident Research Track

The research track, designed 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

Candace Gildner, M.D., PH.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, including a 2-week boot camp early in the second year, in addition to the weekly half day for dedicated time for resident projects. Residents are expected to present their projects at the Annual Trainees’ Research Grand Rounds. Ideally (and often), residents also present at national conferences and/or publish their work.