Educational Opportunties for Fellows

Educational Opportunties for Pediatric Fellows at UCM

Many of our Pediatric Fellows seek out and participate in additional educational opportunities during their fellowship training, including:

*Availabilty/Eligibility varies by program

Summer Program in Outcomes Research Training (SPORT)

The Summer Program in Outcomes Research Training (SPORT) provides a short intensive introduction to outcomes research for fellows and junior faculty and includes coursework in health services research, biostatistics, research methods, and clinical epidemiology. The program also offers participants opportunities to develop a research proposal that could form the basis of an NIH or other career development award.

A number of trainees have used SPORT as a way to jumpstart a master's degree in Public Health Sciences (MSCP), but SPORT can also function as a standalone program.

More information is available at Website: http://chess.uchicago.edu/sport

Contact:   Assistant Director of Training Programs – Kelsey Bogue     

Timeline of Course: July to August (6 - 7 weeks)

Master's Program for Clinical Professionals (MSCP)

The Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Chicago offers a course of study in the theory, methods, and concepts of biostatistics, epidemiology, and health services research needed to design and carry out clinical and epidemiologic research programs. The degree program may be pursued while the candidate will be participating in a clinical training or fellowship program. In this case, the candidate should ensure that the time commitments of the two programs can both be met.

The curriculum leads to the degree of Master of Science (MS). The program can be completed in one year of full-time study, or it can be undertaken in conjunction with a clinical fellowship or training program, in which case the course may be distributed over a longer period. More information is available at website:  http://health.bsd.uchicago.edu/Education/DegreePrograms/MSCP

Contacts:

Graduate Student Affairs Administrator – Michele Thompson

MSCP Program Director – Diana Lauderdale, PhD

Timeline: Starts the beginning of the second year of fellowship - Summer quarter until graduation

Medical Education Research, Innovation, Teaching, and Scholarship (MERITS Fellowship in Medical Education)

MERITS was designed to develop educational leaders and scholars through participation in a focused curriculum, research in medical education workshops, mentored projects, and active engagement with a rich network of colleagues and faculty in an environment of collaborative learning and support.

The Two-Year GME Medical Education Scholarly Track is open to residents and fellows in training programs at the University of Chicago campus.

More information is available at website https://pritzker.uchicago.edu/page/merits-two-year-gme-medical-education-scholars-track

Contact: Manager of Medical Education – Elizabeth Rodriguez, MBA, MS

Timeline: September to June

The MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics (Pediatric Ethics Fellowship)

The MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago offers the oldest, largest, and most successful clinical ethics fellowship in the world. Program welcome fellows and those interested in medical ethics from any perspective, including philosophy, theology, nursing, law, and the social sciences. For more information, visit: https://macleanethics.uchicago.edu/fellowship/

Contacts:             

Director – Mark Siegler, MD

Associate Director - Lainie Ross, MD, PhD

Timeline:  July to June, part-time fellowship

Clinical Pharmacology

This program offers rigorous training that combines research, didactic and clinical exposure in personalized therapeutics that pertains to any discipline of medicine. All individuals with an MD, MD/PhD, and/or PharmD degree are welcome.  After a 2-year training period, trainees should be qualified to begin an independent research career in clinical pharmacology. In addition, fellows are eligible for board certification in Clinical Pharmacology.

More information is available at website http://ccpp.bsd.uchicago.edu

Contact:  Educational Manager – Michelle Domecki

Timeline:  2 or 3 year program - July 1 or January 1 start date

Essentials of Patient-Oriented Research (EPOR)

The Essentials of Patient-Oriented Research (EPOR) gives you a crash course in how to conduct clinical trials at the University of Chicago, providing insider tips from senior investigators and the technical knowledge of how to create and execute a successful study. Courses are free and open to everyone, ranging from trainees to nurses to investigators.

More information is available at website https://itm.uchicago.edu/essentials-of-patient-oriented-research

Contact:  ITM Administrative Coordinator – Lauren Worley

Timeline:  Fall, Winter, Spring

TL1 - Postdoctoral Program in Clinical Research and Medical Informatics

The TL1 Postdoctoral Program in Clinical Research and Medical Informatics is a National Research Service Award (NRSA) funded training program comprising participating degree programs at the University of Chicago and Rush University. The program will prepare postdoctoral trainees with clinical (MD, DNP, PharmD, DMD/DDS, etc.) or research degrees (PhD) for careers as independent and collaborative translational researchers with a focus on clinical research and medical informatics.

The program welcome MD clinical fellows based at an ITM institution (UChicago, Rush, IIT, Loyola, NorthShore, or Advocate) who are interested in additional research training . These might be fellows currently in research years of their ACGME training or finishing their ACGME training.

More information is available at Website https://itm.uchicago.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/TL1_RFA_2017_10_16.pdf

Contact:  Assistant Director of Training Programs - Kelsey Bogue