RAPRS

Pediatric Research Academic Program

As part of our Pediatric Residency Program, a Pediatric Research Academic Program (Pediatric RAP) meets monthly to discuss basic research topics, set monthly goals, and network with each other as well as faculty.  This opportunity is open to any interested Pediatric Resident who wants to be a part of this scholarly group.

Research Pathways

The UAB Pediatric Residency Program also accepts applicants into the two Research Pathways approved by the American Board of Pediatrics.  These include:

Accelerated Research Pathway (ARP)
  • This pathway is open to candidates who are committed to an academic career with a strong research emphasis.  Residents would complete 2 years of General Pediatrics, then complete 4 years of subspecialty training.
  • Candidates MUST be identified no later than 9 months into their PGY I year, but preferably prior to their beginning their PGY I year.
  • This could occur at two different institutions.
  •  For questions regarding the curriculum and further requirements, please refer to the ABP website or request further information from our UAB Pediatric Residency Program. 
  Integrated Research Pathway (IRP)
  • This pathway is designed to attract young physician scientists who want to sustain their research skills and productivity during Pediatric Residency.
  • This pathway is open to applicants with MD/PhD degrees or equivalent evidence of research experience and/ or commitment.
  • Candidates MUST be identified no later than 9 months into their PGY I year, but preferably prior to their beginning their PGY I year.
  • This pathway must occur at once institution.
  • The pathway duration would be 3 years with two years of general pediatrics (clinical) and up to one year of research. 
  •  For questions regarding the curriculum and further requirements, please refer to the ABP website or request further information from our UAB Pediatric Residency Program. 

Additional Research Opportunity

The UAB Pediatric Residency also offers up to a one year “Research Gap Year”, which would occur ideally in line with the academic yearly schedule.  If a resident has a mentor who he/ she would like to do research with for up to one year, the Department of Pediatrics will review the proposal and make a decision as to whether the project would meet requirements needed for financial support and protected time.  The resident would then resume their Pediatric Residency responsibilities at the completion of the year or project (or whichever came first.