All pediatric housestaff complete a scholarly project during their residency. These take a variety of forms, from quality improvement projects based in the Pediatric Primary Care Clinic to advocacy to clinical and basic research.
Many resident projects result in presentation at scholarly meetings or publication in peer-reviewed journals.
We strongly encourage residents to present original research at regional and national scholarly meetings. The residency program will work with the sponsoring division to provide funding for residents to attend any meeting where they are accepted to present research findings.
Residents complete a six-month individualized curriculum geared toward future career goals. Those interested in an academic research career will be able to incorporate additional protected research time during these blocks.
The Vanderbilt Residency Program is committed to fostering the career development of talented child health scholars in the residency program who utilize the American Board of Pediatrics Research Pathways to optimize and individualize general pediatric, subspecialty, and research training.