This program is designed to accommodate candidates committed to an academic career as a physician-scientist. This pathway includes two years of pediatric training followed by four years of subspecialty training. There is no requirement for prior research training.
Individuals may apply for this pathway during the first nine months of the PL-1 year. This pathway is open to individuals with the PhD degree or others who demonstrate equivalent prior research experience. The training in most instances will include 24 months of pediatric clinical rotations and up to 11 months of integrated research time. This pathway is designed to foster development of physician-scientists.
StARR Program (Stimulating Access to Research in Residency)
The mission of the STARR program is to recruit, train and retain outstanding clinician-investigators focused on research related to heart, lung, and blood disorders. The program is flexible with the ability to accommodate a variety of interests – bench, translational or clinical research.
Research year(s) can occur after the PGY1 or PGY2 year.
Please let the residency program know of your interest in this program during your recruitment visit and reach out to PD, Adam Rosenberg, MD (email@example.com).
The mission of the Pediatric Physician Scientist Training Program (PPSTP) at Children’s Hospital Colorado is to develop the next generation of independent pediatric physician scientists. Within the environment of excelling as a pediatric clinician, the program provides mentoring, educational programming, and an extensive scientific community grounded in a top 10 pediatric hospital to encourage our residents to be innovative, thoughtful, and advance the field of pediatric medicine.
What does the program offer?
The University of Colorado Department of Pediatrics has a history of developing outstanding physician-scientists. The Department is committed to developing and nurturing the careers of future academicians in all areas of biomedical investigation, from bench to bedside to population sciences. The Anschutz Medical Campus, coupled with the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) provide an outstanding, state-of-the-art environment for trainees to obtain clinical and research training.
What are we looking for?
We are searching for candidates with the potential to become excellent clinicians, who are highly committed to an academic career, and who have substantive and productive prior research experience (eg, MD/PhD trainees and MD-only students with significant research experience).
Director of the PPSTP program:
Edwin F. de Zoeten M.D., Ph.D. (he/him/his)
Hoover Family Endowed Chair for Digestive Health and Nutrition
Co-Director-Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center-Children’s Hospital Colorado
Associate Professor of Pediatrics- University of Colorado School of Medicine
Dr. de Zoeten is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist who specializes in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases. He completed his residency at the Children’s Hospital Colorado followed by fellowship at the Children’s Hospital Philadelphia. He has been a faculty member at the University of Colorado since 2010. Dr. de Zoeten oversees a laboratory that studies the role of cell stress on development of regulatory T cells and is currently funded by the NIH, the Department of Defense and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.