Research Track

Pediatric Research Track


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

Eligibility and Application:

  • First year categorical pediatrics residents and first or second year med/peds residents apply during the fall application period.
  • Selection requirements:
    • Updated CV
    • Three paragraph essay: 1) Your ultimate career goals 2) Why you are interested in a research career, and 3) Your research project idea

Track Details:

  • Research mentor selected upon acceptance to track
  • One protected half-day for a longitudinal research project during elective rotations protected
  • Up to 3 dedicated research elective rotations (coordinated with pediatric chief residents)
  • Meet with a research mentor on a monthly or bimonthly basis
  • Meet with track director twice yearly
  • Required scholarly activities
    • One longitudinal research project to be performed during residency
    • 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
  • Attend regularly scheduled Research In Progress meetings

Completion of Track:

  • Track certificate awarded at residency graduation

Track Director: Meghan Harding, DO (