Developing Tomorrow's Leaders in Pediatrics

The goal of the UC Davis Pediatric Residency Program is to train outstanding pediatricians who will serve as leaders within their community and their profession. The Scholarly Project provides residents with the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to become a leader in their chosen field, whether in community pediatrics, academic pediatrics, or subspecialty pediatrics.

Year 1: Scholarly Focus Area Introduction

In the first year of residency, residents are introduced to four potential scholarly focus areas:

In the winter/spring of Year 1, first-year residents work with a faculty mentor to design a scholarly project in one of the four focus areas.

Click here to see resident posters from the 2021 and 2020 poster sessions.

Years 2 & 3: Scholarly Project Work

Residents are given 4-weeks in Year 2 and 4-6 weeks in Year 3 to develop, implement and evaluate their scholarly project. 

In May of Year 3, all senior residents present an abstract and poster based on their scholarly project at our annual Department of Pediatrics Research Symposium.

Scholarly Project Dissemination

Residents have disseminated their scholarly work at regional, national, and international conferences through poster and platform presentations and through peer-reviewed publications.  In addition, residents have been mentored by faculty to successfully apply for UC Davis resident/fellow research grants and external grants, including American Academy of Pediatrics CATCH grants and Academic Pediatric Association Young Investigator Awards.