Vanderbilt Pediatric Physician Scientists Training Program

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Vanderbilt University
Specialty Pediatrics
Hospital affiliation(s)
Monroe Carrell Jr Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Academic affiliation
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Director Daniel Moore, MD, PhD
Director email
Brooke Austin
Administrator email
Location Nashville, TN, United States of America
NRMP Number

Program Description

The Vanderbilt Pediatric PSTP capitalizes on our outstanding community of fellows, residents, and early career researchers to create a shared experience of academic development. Through the PSTP, you will rapidly develop your career vision and design a pathway that accelerates your career. As pediatricians, we understand that your development is a continuum. Therefore, we commit to the training of PSTP candidates through residency, fellowship, and their early faculty careers. This commitment will allow you to focus on long-term, career-shaping goals rather than trying to take on small-scale projects in piece-meal fashion. We know that your commitment combined with our long-term support of your development is the key to realizing your potential as an investigator. We look forward to working with you to understand your career goals and help you achieve them. .

Program Information

Program Highlights

  • Length of Program: 6 years. The program encompasses both residency and fellowship training. For certain fellowships, training may extend to a 7th year as needed.
  • Number of protected research months: 4-11 during residency years, 18-24 during fellowship
  • Overall Size: 33 residents per year including 24 categorical, 3 child neurology, and 6 med-peds
  • Research Track Size: 2-4 students per year may enroll in the PPSTP. Students may choose any of the ABP approved pathways or compete a standard categorical residency before fellowship.
  • Separate NRMP Code for Research Pathway: No
  • Research Opportunities: Campus Wide. Students in the PPSTP at Vanderbilt may work in any of more than 450 labs on campus.
  • Career Development Opportunities: Career Development is the central focus of the Vanderbilt PPSTP. All participants will receive mentoring on grant writing including through specialized programs at Vanderbilt that offer mock study sections to review applications at F, K, and R level. PPSTP trainees will present their work at national meetings in their field.

Program Tracks

PPSTP trainees may pursue any of the ABP approved residency training pathways.

Pertinent Fellowships

All pediatric fellowships at Vanderbilt participate in the departmental PPSTP.

Contact Information