The Pediatric Scientist Development Program (PSDP) provides intensive training in research relevant to specialty areas of pediatrics. The goal is to prepare entry-level faculty for research careers in academic pediatrics. Physicians presently in pediatric training programs who wish to train in basic, translational, clinical, or health services research with an established investigator/mentor are encouraged to apply.
- PSDP provides 2-3 years of training for pediatricians with an MD, DO or MD/PhD degree who are committed to a career in academic medicine
- The first and second years of PSDP training will be funded by the NIH or our non-NIH funding partners. Fellows will be supported from their sponsoring departments during their third year of PSDP.
- Fellows in their third year of PSDP will be appointed as instructors or equivalent rank.
- The involvement and support of pediatric department chairs in the nomination, application process, and career development of PSDP scholars are essential to the success of the program