Residency Training Program In the Department of Pediatrics

Scholarly Concentrations

The Scholarly Concentrations were created to give residents more formalized training and mentorship in one of six scholarly areas:

Our goal is to help develop leaders in pediatrics, and we recognize that in-depth training, experiential learning through completing a significant scholarly project, and career development allow our residents to see how scholarship might fit into a longer term career plan. 


The Scholarly Concentrations Program is a program requirement to encourage all residents:


Residents are introduced to the scholarly concentrations at the end of their intern summer, learn more about the scholarly concentrations in the fall, and choose a scholarly concentration in winter of their intern year.  During their PGY-2 year (if not earlier), residents chose a mentor, develop a scholarly question and methods for asking that question, obtain IRB approval (if needed), and begin gathering data.  During their PGY-3 year, residents complete data collection, analyze their data, and present their findings to the department as a poster or platform presentation.  Annually, a research award is presented to the resident with the most outstanding project.  Submission to a national platform is encouraged but not required.

Faculty Roles

The Scholarly Concentration Leaders provide overarching mentorship and opportunities for additional skills development throughout residency.  The Scholarly Project Mentors take primary responsibility for helping the resident develop his/her project and assure its feasibility and integrity and serve as a source of support when oral and written presentations are given inside and outside the University.


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