Scholar Program

UF Pediatric Scholar Development Program

Developing the Next Generation of Pediatric Academicians, Scientists and Leaders

The University of Florida Pediatric Scholar Development Program (UF-PSDP) is designed to develop the next generation of leaders in pediatric research and academic medicine. The UF-PSDP is a foundational program of UF’s Department of Pediatrics that provides the necessary training to future academicians in their journey from residency, to fellowship, to faculty. The UF-PSDP provides specialized training for physicians during residency and/or fellowship training in basic science, translational, and/or clinical research.

A key to the UF-PSDP is matching scholars with superb mentors, who are leaders in their field, have a track record of extramural funding, and have proven experience in mentoring physician scientists at one of the premier universities. Scholars completing the residency and/or fellowship components as part of the UF-PSDP are eligible for specialty or subspecialty boards, because training typically takes place during residency or fellowship years. Support includes salary, fringe benefits, travel funds for academic meetings and research training expenses.

If you are interested in developing the special skills needed for a career in pediatric academics with an emphasis in research, this program is for you.

** Please note that although similar in scope, this program is distinct from the national Pediatric Scientist Development Program (PSDP)