Pediatric Scientist Development Program

PedSDP group


The mission of the PedSDP is to recruit and develop the next generation of pediatric physician scientists through an integrated 6 year program from internship through residency and subspecialty fellowship training.

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.

Curriculum (see figure below)

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 a CHP program is provided with extra training opportunities beginning in intern year.

PedSDP chart

Program Highlights

  • IRP/ARP option
  • Integration into CHP fellowship program
  • Longitudinal research curriculum 
  • Early mentoring committee development 
  • Annual retreat
  • Training in scientific leadership, grant preparation, science writing, mwntoring

Contact Information

Andy NoWalk,, MD, PhD

Jackie Ho, MD