Program Requirements

Full-time Research Training

PSRP students are required to pursue their research training full-time, normally defined as 40 hours per week, throughout the duration of the program. Students must complete no less than two months of full-time research as active members of their mentor’s research team. PSRP students work alongside experienced researchers. During this time, students engage in lab meetings, presentations, and may conduct some independent research assigned by their mentors. Students will gain insight into the process of doing research and will become part of the collaborative process of sharing techniques, new endeavors, and successful investigative outcomes.


Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

Students must complete training in the Responsible Conduct of Research. The PSRP provides all students with access to seminars and/or coursework that must be successfully completed in order to fulfill this requirement.


Summer Program for Pediatrics and Research Career Seminars

All participants are required to attend a one-hour summer research seminar held every Thursday throughout the duration of the program.

SPPARC Schedule


Final Abstracts & Presentations

PSRP students will complete an abstract and give a brief, oral presentation on the research conducted during the forum at the end of the program.

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