Twelve months of the fellow’s training are designated for research: 3 months in the first year, 4 months in the second year and 5 months in the third year. Each fellow will be assigned a Scholarship Oversight Committee (SOC), consisting of three faculty members plus the program director. This committee is responsible for formally meeting with the fellow at least every 6 months to assure that progress is on pace to complete a project by the end of the fellowship. General goals for research include:
- Select an area of interest; identify a research mentor; develop hypothesis and submit to IRB
- Implement research plan; collect data and do a preliminary analysis; present initial findings at local/national meeting
- Complete data collection and analysis; prepare manuscript for publication; present findings at local/national meeting if not done in second year
The fellow will also do 5 clinical shifts in the PED during these months.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital is a member of PECARN (Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network) and participates in numerous multicenter studies each year. There are research associates available to help the fellow enroll patients in studies as well.
The fellow will have access to The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, a state-of-the-art research center with more than 100 principal investigators in both basic and clinical research areas. The RI also offers numerous educational opportunities that our fellows are encouraged to attend.