Pediatric Scientist Development Program

PedSDP group


Our mission is to develop pediatrician-scientists through an individualized six-year program that combines residency and fellowship. Our trainees embody excellence in care, inquiry, and leadership.

Who Should Apply?

We are looking for candidates who possess a proven track record of interest and skill in discovery in a broad set of scientific disciplines - MD, PhD graduates as well as others with significant research experience in clinical basic science.


The PedSDP is a flexible track providing key experiences in mentoring, administrative fundamentals, and leadership development. Candidates can pursue an Integrated (IRP) or Accelerated Research Pathway (ARP) to provide more research time during residency (IRP) or fellowship (ARP). Fellowship acceptance at Children's program is provided with extra training opportunities beginning in intern year.

Program Highlights

  • IRP/ARP option
  • Integration into Children's fellowship program
  • Longitudinal research curriculum 
  • Current residents

Contact Information

Andy Nowalk, MD, PhD

Jackie Ho, MD

Jessica Brown, MBA, MM