In PGY-1 and PGY-2 years, PSTDP residents experience a truncated clinic rotation program, which will allow for a full year of research to be conducted – in part during PGY-2, but predominantly PGY-3. Careful road mapping occurs before the beginning of PGY-1 and throughout the program to allow optimized scheduling and to ensure that all applicable training is completed before each trainee enters into a subspecialty fellowship program.

During fellowship, independent research projects that have been established during residency can be strengthened and expanded to support continued grant submissions and research career development. There are a number of departmental and institutional grant award opportunities that PSTDP fellows will be quite competitive for after completing research and educational program milestones as a resident.

Scholarly Output Expectations

Building the academic CV in preparation for competitiveness for K-series funding is a necessary priority of the PSTDP. This will included a rational publication stream targeted at justifying the candidate as a developing academic. The scholarly expectations are aligned to promote engagement in the proposed area of research but also for true engagement in the pediatrician-scientist portion of training and are specific to each year of the program.