Center for Career Development in Academic Pediatrics

  • Our Programs

    The Center for Career Development in Academic Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s supports several programs with the goal of encouraging students to enter a career in medicine or science, advancing the development of women scholars and providing leadership and faculty development training to our faculty members.

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    + High School Science Student Symposium

    Each spring all area high schools are invited to send their best two science students and a teacher or counselor to participate in the one-day science symposium. This past year, we had 156 participants from 52 high schools. The students and their advisers attended workshops on careers in medicine, allied health and science, and participated in hands-on activities throughout the medical center ranging from basic science labs to clinical experiences. We also announce the summer opportunities for students at Cincinnati Children’s during this event.

    Learn more about the High School Science Student Symposium. 

    + Summer High School Internship Program

    The internship is a competitive program for graduating high school seniors in Cincinnati. Sixteen students were selected from 186 applicants to work with a mentor, shadow in clinical programs and participate in a weekly luncheon series. Students work 20 hours per week for eight weeks.

    Learn more about the Summer High School Internship Program.  

    + Biomedical Research Internship for Minority Students (BRIMS)

    This program is open to high-achieving graduating high school seniors and college freshmen from the Cincinnati area who belong to a minority group traditionally underrepresented in biomedical careers, including African-Americans, Hispanics, Pacific Islanders or American Indians. Students work full time for nine weeks on a mentored research project, participate in a weekly luncheon series with minority faculty and shadow in clinical areas to explore biomedical career options.

    Learn more about the Biomedical Research Internship for Minority Students.

    + Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

    We receive applications from undergraduate students throughout the United States (with 1125 applications for the summer of 2013. In 2012, a total of 118 students participated in basic and clinical research programs at Cincinnati Children’s. An extensive scientific and social program is provided throughout the summer. Students working with past and present Schmidlapp Scholars were selected for stipend support through the Center and several students working on translational research were supported by our Center for Clinical and Translational Science Award Program.

    Learn more about the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship.

    + WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) Summer Program

    This program is run through the University of Cincinnati and supports women students at UC with an interest in pursuing careers in science or engineering. An extensive academic program is provided to these students throughout the summer. Three students were placed in laboratories at Cincinnati Children’s this past year and were supported through the Center for Clinical and Translational Science Award Program.

    + Schmidlapp Women Scholars Program

    Provides grants of $50,000 a year for up to two years to women faculty who have shown promise as leaders within the institution and are at a critical stage of their career. Scholars are selected each year by the Schmidlapp committee, consisting of senior women faculty.

    Learn more about the Schmidlapp Women Scholars Program

    + Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine, Program for Women (ELAM)

    Each year Cincinnati Children’s nominates a faculty member for participation in this program, which provides leadership education and networking opportunities to women who have shown promise as leaders within their institution. We’ve had 11 women faculty participate in this program since 1998.

    Learn more about the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine, Program for Women (ELAM)

    + Association of American Medical Colleges Professional Development Conferences

    The AAMC provides professional development conferences for both junior and midcareer women. These conferences provide mentoring and leadership guidance and have been viewed by past participants as valuable for their career. The Center provides support for our women faculty to attend these conferences.

    Learn more on the Association of American Medical Colleges Professional Development Conferences website.