Additional Tracks2018-09-10T21:49:19+00:00

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


  • Number of residents: 2 per class
  • Selection Requirements: C.V. and one page essay on why you are interested in your post-residency specialty choice (PHM, cardiology, PICU etc)

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

Completion of Track

  • Track certificate/plaque
  • Yearly Pediatric Hospital Medicine Scholar Award

Goals of Pathway

To provide focused, individualized education in the area of clinical, basic or translational research within broader pediatrics clinical training.


  • Number of Residents: 1 per class
  • Selection Requirements: C.V. and one page essay on why you are interested in a research career

Track Details:

  • Choose a research mentor in the Fall of their intern year
  • One half day of elective months protected for research
  • Up to 3 dedicated research elective rotations
  • Meet with research mentor on a monthly or bimonthly basis
  • Meet with Track directly twice yearly

Additional Requirements

  • 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 meeting (monthly discussion of on-going research within the Department of Pediatrics)
  • Attend 3 core research educational sessions within the UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science curriculum relating to aspects of conducting research (Research Boot Camps Summer Program in Clinical-Translational Research Methods, Community Engagement Training, CIRTification, Online Certification Programs via the School of Public Health etc)

Completion of Track

  • Pediatric Research Scholar Award
  • Plaque