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
- In the 2nd year of PSDP, fellows have the option of applying for a 3rd year of research support from their sponsoring departments, where they are 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