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 percent of time per academic year 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 choose an area of study that is in line with their career goals and relevant to a career in academic pediatric hospital medicine.
Fellows will participate in the common curriculum for all Children's Mercy fellows which include a year-long biostatistics course that occurs monthly during the first year of training. Fellows receive additional training in the IRB process and library resources, including database searching skills and evidence-based medicine resources, and manuscript preparation. In addition, fellows are required to participate in a longitudinal grant writing course. 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.