Each fellow is required to complete a research project, serving as the principal investigator. The fellow will identify a research mentor in the first six months of training. The fellow’s master calendar allots a minimum of 30-45% of time per academic year to devote to this endeavor. Over the course of the three year fellowship, the fellow will have more than one year of dedicated research time. Under the guidance of the program director and research mentor, the fellow may elect to use additional elective time for project completion. Fellows will choose an area of study that is in line with their career goals and relevant to a career in academic pediatric hospital medicine. The Scholarship Oversight Committee will provide supervision of the research activity.
Fellows will participate in the common curriculum for all CMH fellows which include a yearlong biostatistics course that occurs monthly during the first year of training. Fellows will receive additional training in the IRB process, library resources, including database searching skills and evidence based medicine resources, and manuscript preparation. In addition, fellows are required to participate in a two day grant writing workshop. After completion of the course, fellows will complete a grant application for internally funded research.
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Hospital Medicine faculty are involved in a number of research projects.