Fellows enter a well-established curriculum that covers the basics of clinical research design and implementation, biostatistics, ethics in research, grant writing, and scientific writing among other scholarly topics. They also participate in the Divisional Research in Progress seminars and Journal Clubs. Fellows attend the Inter-Divisional Research in Progress session, which is a joint conference with Adolescent Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and General Pediatrics fellows, faculty, and research staff in attendance.
Cincinnati Children’s offers a dizzying array of opportunities for scholarly work. Scholarly work pathways help guide fellows’ efforts so they are well positioned for their post fellowship dream job and a career directed by their passions and interests. Fellows work closely with their mentors and scholarly oversight committee to choose a scholar pathway and to design and conduct a scholarly project(s).
Fellows have many opportunities to participate in scholarly work beyond their main project during their fellowship, for example, co-authoring book chapters and reviews with faculty and participating in ongoing research. Tuition reimbursement for Master’s degrees in Public Health, Medical Education, or Clinical Research is available
Medical Education Pathway
Fellows interested in careers focused on medical education and/or educational research are eligible for this pathway, which includes a master of education degree or a certificate of medical education. In addition to refining their precepting and teaching skills in both outpatient and inpatient clinical settings, fellows will complete a scholarly educational project with mentorship from leaders in the field. They will also have the opportunity to participate in the Advanced Educator and Faculty Development Symposium. Fellows will be encouraged to join the Graduate Medical Education Committee, present their work at the Thomas F. Boat Lectures, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Conference and to participate in the Association of Pediatric Program Directors meetings.
Clinical or Health Services Research Pathway
Cincinnati Children's receives the second-highest amount of funding from the National Institutes of Health awarded to any pediatric institution in the United States. Many opportunities for research are available.
Quality Improvement Pathway
Fellows may apply for a position in the Quality Scholars Program that is part of the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence. The program’s goals include developing faculty to create effective healthcare delivery system interventions that can be disseminated into real-world practice settings, directly resulting in improved health outcomes.