Pediatric Research Elective Rotation
Goal: The Pediatric resident will properly care for patients participating in clinical research that the General Pediatrician is expected to be able to manage, by the end of the rotation.
ACGME Competencies: Patient Care and Medical Knowledge
- Critically evaluate current medical information and scientific evidence related to your scholarly activity and modify your knowledge base accordingly in order to provide effective and efficient patient care.
Goal: Pediatric residents will demonstrate good communication skills when working with patients and families.
ACGME Competency: Interpersonal and Communication Skills
- Communicate effectively with patients and families when obtaining assent and consent for participation in clinical research
Goal: Pediatric residents will demonstrate the ability to critically appraise the literature in the area of their research interest during the rotation
ACGME Competency: Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
- Demonstrate knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for continuous self-assessment, using scientific methods and evidence to investigate, evaluate, and improve on the clinical research question being asked.
- Identify standardized forms, questionnaires and procedures used to evaluate diseases in clinical research protocols.
- Identify your learning needs, systematically organize relevant information resources for future reference and plan for continuing data acquisition in the area of clinical research focus.
Goal: Residents will understand how to perform clinical research and advocate for patients within the context of the health care system.
ACGME Competency: Systems-Based Practice
- Demonstrate sensitivity to the costs of clinical research in the clinical setting and take steps to minimize costs without compromising quality.
- Recognize the limit of one’s knowledge and expertise and take steps to avoid medical errors.
- Understand key aspects of health care research as it applies to cost control and billing.
- Recognize and advocate for families who need assistance to deal with the complexities of a clinical research protocol.
Goal: Pediatric residents will act as a professional member of the health care team. ACGME Competency: Professionalism
- Residents will demonstrate a commitment to carrying out clinical research responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles and sensitivity to diversity.
- Demonstrate personal accountability to clinical research protocols and to the wellbeing of all patients involved in these protocols.
- Demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities in clinical research, adherence to ethical and legal principles, and sensitivity to diversity while performing clinical research in children.
- Residents will act in an ethical manner when obtaining informed assent and consent for patients/families to participate in clinical research
- Residents will not begin data collection until IRB approval is obtained
- Residents will be honest when completing their IRB and Foundation Grant applications
- Residents will protect patient/family confidentiality when conducting research
- Residents will complete the CITI web-based training course before engaging in research
- Prior to the first day on this elective, you should sit down with the rotation director and your research advisor(s) and develop goals for the month. You should complete the following Educational and Research Plan by the beginning of your rotation.
- You are expected to attend Morning Report and Noon Conferences. If your electives pose a conflict to the scheduled teaching times please notify us early.
- Submit a summary of your work accomplished during the month by the last day of the rotation, including plans for continuing and completing your work.
Materials for Pediatric Research Elective
Research and Statistics Presentation