Department of Pediatrics

Pediatric Resident Scholarship


Baylor Research


The extensive research conducted at Baylor College of Medicine and its affiliated hospitals is a strong feature of the residency program. Our committed faculty members provide robust support for residents actively pursuing research projects.

Baylor College of Medicine among the very top in the nation for funds received for pediatric research from the National Institutes of Health.

Explore Research at Baylor

Texas Children’s Hospital has three distinct research facilities that offer specific areas of focus to expand learning opportunities. The Feigin Center houses state-of-the-art laboratories including a GMP cell and vector processing facility; an animal imaging facility, and SIM center for educational training. The Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute offers collaboration with different clinical departments to research developmental disorders and other inherited pediatric neurological diseases. The Children’s Nutrition Research Center, the largest and most comprehensive center of its kind, is dedicated to the study of childhood nutrition.

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In addition, Texas Children’s Hospital strongly supports educational research and innovation via the Center for Research Innovation and Scholarship (CRIS) in medical education as well as our Simulation Center.


Research Highlights

  • Residents have the opportunity to interact, pursue, and receive mentorship from all faculty, including subspecialties.
  • Residents gain insight into future subspecialty career options during Fellow’s Research Day.
  • Baylor College of Medicine’s reputation and scholarly research pursuits attract high acceptance rates of residents interested in fellowship opportunities at other prestigious institutions.
  • The Texas Medical Center provides avenues for collaboration with other institutions of higher learning and patient care such as The University of Texas School of Public Health, MD Anderson and Rice University.

Resident Scholarship Program

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Pediatric Resident Scholarship Program Poster Presentation

Medicine is rapidly changing. Increasingly, pediatricians are no longer just clinical practitioners. In many settings, pediatricians are expected to participate in a range of scholarship activities including clinical studies, basic science research, advocacy, education, quality improvement, patient safety, and simulation. Reflecting this trend, the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education now requires that all pediatric residents engage in scholarship. The aim of the Resident Scholarship Program is to provide knowledge, skill, and supervised experience in designing, conducting, and reporting a scholarly project.

The Resident Scholarship Program consists of several components:

  • Core lecture series
  • Scholarly Project rotation to work on your scholarly project
  • Participate in Resident Scholarship day and present your project to the wider Baylor College of Medicine community

The possibilities for what your scholarly project might entail are vast. Our hope is that you find an area of interest, capitalize on all components of RSP and begin your career with an eye toward scholarship. Scholarship can be in any of the following fields: research, clinical (case reports, chart reviews, patient information), advocacy, teaching, or quality improvement.


Current Resident Scholarly Activity


Our most recent Resident Scholarship Day was held on June 2, 2023.