Special Training Pathways

Residents with extensive research experience, including MD-PhDs, who are heading for careers as physician-scientists may be interested in pursuing one of the American Board of Pediatrics Special Training Pathways. We are committed to working individually with qualified residents to adapt the residency curriculum to meet specific needs. The program director and a mentor committee work with each resident to develop training experiences that meet specific goals. Interested applicants should contact us prior to the interview so that we can arrange an individual meeting.

Special Training Pathways

Integrated Research Pathway (IRP)

Accelerated Research Pathway (ARP)

General Pediatric Training

3 years

2 years

Research During Residency

Up to 11 months


Fellowship Duration

2–3 years

4 years



Commitment to academic career as physician-scientist with a strong research interest; requires early admission to specific fellowship