The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Michigan is strongly committed to the development of the next generation of academic pediatric physician scientists. The University of Michigan Pediatric Physician Scientist Training Program (PPSTP) has been developed to attract, retain, and develop Pediatric Residents who are committed to a research career. The PPSTP provides the opportunity to have dedicated research time during residency for participation in research projects mentored by faculty at the University of Michigan and supports the extension of their training into Fellowship Programs run by the Department.
Applicants with advanced degrees such as M.P.H. or Ph.D are encouraged to apply, but an advanced degree is not required for the PPSTP. The Department supports science broadly and has established this program to support the career development of residents interested in health services, clinical, translational, and basic science research. The PPSTP is endorsed and supported by the Chair, all Division Directors, and all Fellowship Directors in the Department.
Program Benefits (Residency)
Program Benefits (Fellowship/Medical Residency Research Year)
PPSTP residents who continue on to subspecialty training at one of our fellowship programs on in the Medical Genetics Residency Program are eligible for:
Applying to the Program
Eligible candidates for the PPSTP are those who have completed their medical school and are committed to a career path that incorporates significant time dedicated to research. Applicants should have significant prior research experience that may include an additional advanced degree (such as Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.) but an advanced degree beyond an M.D. is not required. Applicants will be drawn from those who are applying to or are currently enrolled in the Categorical Pediatric Residency Program or Medical Genetics Residency Program at the University of Michigan.
Questions about the PPSTP or inquiries about eligibility should be sent by email to Carey Lumeng M.D. Ph.D., Acting PPSTP Director or to Heather Burrows M.D. Ph.D. Residency Program Director.
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