The mission of the Community Pediatrics and Advocacy Track is to train Pediatric and MedPeds residents to develop community partnerships and advocate for and impact children’s health at the local, state and national levels.

For more information, please visit the Community Pediatrics and Advocacy Track website.

The Academic Internal Medicine (AIM) Residency Track provides additional academic training to Internal Medicine, MedPeds, and EM-IM residents who have an interest in conducting clinical research as generalists.

For more information, please visit the AIM website.

Goals of Pathway

To provide individualized educational opportunities for residents interested in a career in pediatric hospital medicine. The PHM track may also benefit those residents interested in PICU, emergency medicine and procedure-oriented subspecialties


  • Selection Requirements: C.V. and one page essay on why you are interested in your post-residency specialty choice (PHM, cardiology, PICU, etc.)
  • Apply spring of PGY2 year

Track Details:

Required Inpatient/ICU Experiences

Electives (5):

  • Research (required)
  • Hospital Medicine Subspecialty Rotation (required)
  • Anesthesiology/Sedation
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Simulation
  • NICU
  • Ped Subspecialty: ID, pulmonology, cardiology, neurology
  • Advocate Children’s PICU rotation (required)

Required Scholarly Activities:

  • Present at UIC PHM Journal Club (2 times per year)
  • Attend the monthly UIC PHM Journal club when available (not required)
  • Join the AAP SOHM Listserve
  • Attend one Pediatric Hospital Medicine Annual Conference
  • Scholarly Project
    • Longitudinal project
    • Submit an abstract to regional/ national conference
  • Meet quarterly with track director and participants

Goals of Pathway

To provide focused, individualized education in the area of clinical, basic or translational research within broader pediatrics clinical training and establish longitudinal research experience during residency.


  • Selection Requirements: C.V. and one page essay on why you are interested in a research career
  • Apply fall of PGY2 year

Research Track Requirements

  • Select a research mentor
  • One half-day during elective rotations may be protected for pursuit of longitudinal research project
  • 2-3 dedicated research elective rotations can be scheduled
  • Meet with research mentor on a monthly or bimonthly basis

Required Scholarly Activities

  • One longitudinal research project of their choice to be performed over 3 year period
    • Design and conduct a hypothesis-driven project within any area of pediatrics
  • Submission of one small grant proposal (AAP Resident Research, APA Resident Research Award, CCTS Pilot Grant, etc)
  • Attend regularly scheduled Research In Progress meetings and present project at least once at the meeting (monthly discussion of on-going research within the Department of Pediatrics
  • Participate in pediatric research based educational lecture series