The goal of the UW-Madison Department of Pediatrics Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) is to train the next generation of pediatric physician scientists in new approaches to improve child health.
- Extended research time as part of a research pathway offered by the American Board of Pediatrics (Integrated or Accelerated Research Pathway)
- Concierge mentor matching for both a research mentor and career mentor. PSTP trainees can pursue research in the Department of Pediatrics and across the world-class University of Wisconsin-Madison, which has one of the largest graduate schools in the U.S. We will help you identify mentors based on your research and career interests.
- Research stipend of $2,000 (PG-1 through PG-3) for each year in the PSTP
- Develop research and communication skills with monthly seminars. Topics include grant writing, mock study sections, mentoring, elevator pitches, and abstract preparation.
- Annual formal grant writing seminars
- Opportunities to develop science communication skills with abstract submissions and presentations at UW-Madison’s Annual Pediatrics Research Week
- Mentored abstract submissions to national meetings, with protected time and funding available to attend if accepted
- Access to departmental research funds for support of pilot projects
- Potential to secure fellowship commitment for subspeciality training in the department
Eligible applicants have a record of scientific experience, including a combined degree (MD/DO – PhD), other advanced degree, or substantial research time. Trainees must fulfill all eligibility requirements for our Categorical Pediatrics training program.
All applicants should use ERAS to apply to the standard Categorical Pediatrics Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.