General Pediatrics Research

  • Curriculum

    Fellows will learn the essential tools and skills of research methodology that are necessary to develop an independent medical research career. The training program will include coursework, seminars and a closely mentored research experience.

    Trainees will complete the requirements for a Master’s of Science in Epidemiology or Master’s of Science in Clinical and Translational Research, unless they enter the program with a related degree. Those with a focus on quality improvement research will participate in additional training related to improvement science. General Pediatrics Fellows will experience a small group environment that allows for peer interaction, feedback and mentoring.
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    Research Requirements

    Each fellow in the General Pediatrics Research Fellowship is expected to complete two research projects during the three-year program. Typically, these projects include an original research project and a secondary analysis of existing data. In addition, fellows are expected to present at a national research conference and to complete two manuscripts of sufficient quality to be published in a peer-reviewed journal. At the close of the training period, fellows should be competitively positioned to obtain grant funding.

    Fellowship Curriculum

    Fellows will participate in a weekly, small-group seminar series that includes topics essential for academic success not otherwise covered in standard coursework. Examples of topics include time management and presentation of scientific data. Review the Fellowship Course of Study .pdf for a detailed list of the Core Curriculum.

    Master's of Science Degree

    The General Pediatrics Fellowship offers fellows the opportunity to obtain a Master’s of Science degree through the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Fellows may pursue study in epidemiology or a Master’s of Science in Clinical and Translational Research. A Master’s in Medical Education is also available but, for those pursuing this degree, the primary interest must be in rigorous education-related research rather than in clinical education. The College of Medicine recently established a Master’s in Public Health degree program, which may become an additional option for fellows.

    Degrees offered through the Department of Environmental Health:

    • Biostatistics
    • Epidemiology
    • Children’s Environmental Health
    • Clinical and Translational Research

    Quality Improvement Training

    General Pediatrics Research Fellows have the option of taking two courses focused on quality improvement topics:

    • Intermediate Improvement Science Series (I2S2)
    • AIM (Advanced Improvement Methods)
    • AIM is a highly interactive course. It is designed for physicians who lead improvement projects and already have the basic knowledge of OI methodology, clinical epidemiology and/or research methods.

    Clinical

    The General Pediatrics Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Health is primarily a research fellowship. Fellows may spend up to 20 percent of their effort on clinical experience that supports their research. Historically, our program allows the flexibility to include opportunities for inpatient and outpatient clinical experiences in general pediatrics, adolescent medicine, chronic illness, behavioral problems, environmental health, lead, weight management and other subspecialties and conditions.