Physician Scientist Training Program
The PRISE+ Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) is an American Board of Pediatrics-approved Integrated Research Pathway (IRP) or Accelerated Research Pathway (ARP) program. Typically, PRISE residents with strong research backgrounds, such as those who hold a MD/PhD, apply to one of the PRISE+ PSTP pathways. Residents interested in PRISE+ PSTP pathways must first be accepted into the general PRISE track. To learn how to apply to PRISE, click here.
R38 Emory PP-StARR Pathway
This NHLBI-funded pathway ensures residents have between 12-18 months of 80% protected research time over a 4-year pediatric residency. R38 residents also recieve $40,000 in research funds over the course of their program.
Integrated Research Pathway (IRP)
This PSTP pathway enables residents to have up to 11 research rotations (equal to 11 months) over the course of their 3-year pediatric residency. IRP residents follow up their 3 year residency with a fellowship, with a designated slot at Emory. Residents also have access to an additional $2500 to support research in addition to funds available through the Residency Program.
Accelerated Research Pathway (ARP)
This PSTP pathway requires that the first two years of residency consist only of clinical training and no research activities. This enable the resident to move more quickly onto a fellowship with dedicated research time. The pathway is 6 years total: clinical-only residency for years 1-2, clinically-focused fellowship for year 3, and research fellowship for years 4-6. ARP residents have a designated fellowship slot at Emory. Residents also have access to an additional $2500 to support research in addition to funds available through the Residency Program.
In addition to all elements of PRISE, residents in the PRISE+ PSTP will receive:
- A Scholarship Oversight Committee (in addition to research and career mentors)
- An Intensive grant writing workshop
- Training in the responsible conduct of research
- Optional coursework and workshops depending on interests
- Preferential acceptance into fellowship of choice at Emory
- Additional funding support available during research years