Pediatric Physician Scientist Training Pathway (PSTP)

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The University of Minnesota Pediatric Physician Scientist Training Pathway (PSTP) is designed for residents who already have an advanced research degree (e.g. MD/PhD, MD/MPH) or other significant prior research experience and who are interested in pursuing an investigative career.  The PSTP works closely with Pediatric Fellowship Programs to recruit applicants interested in pursuing both residency and fellowship training at the University of Minnesota, and provides research-focused activities during residency. 

Residents in the PSTP typically pursue the Integrated Research Pathway (IRP) or Accelerated Research Pathway (ARP) offered by the American Board of Pediatrics.  The IRP provides up to 12 months of protected research time during a 3-year residency.  The ARP shortens residency training to 2 years, but extends subspecialty fellowship training from 3 to 4 years. 

Applicants interested in the PSTP Pathway should apply to the categorical program through ERAS and should notify both the PSTP Director, Bryce Binstadt, by email at binstadt@umn.edu and the Senior Pediatric Residency Program Administrator, Amy Gaug, by email at gaugx002@umn.edu. Applicants may rank both the PSTP Program and the Categorical Program in NRMP at the time of rank list submissions.

Applicants chosen to interview with the Pediatric Residency will schedule supplemental interviews with potential research mentors as well as with the PSTP Director, Bryce Binstadt. The Pediatric Residency Program will coordinate these interviews. 

Follow this link to read about current and past trainee research experiences with the Pediatric Physician Scientist Training Program!