Title: Research training of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Fellows: A survey of fellowship directors by DBPNet
David J. Schonfeld*, Susan Wiley*, Bridget Fredstrom*, and Lynne C. Huffman** *Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and **Stanford University School of Medicine
Background: Although fellowship programs are required by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to provide a minimum of 12 months of scholarly work, little is known about the nature and effectiveness of research training for fellows in the field of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP).
Objective: This descriptive study aimed to characterize the content and methodologies used for research training in accredited DBP fellowship programs and the outcome of this training.
Design/Methods: Directors of all accredited DBP fellowship programs were invited by DBPNet to complete an on-line survey regarding the content and structure of research training and their fellows’ research experience. Follow-up contact was completed by e-mail if answers needed clarification.
For Fellows During the Academic Years 2006-7 to 2010-11
•Current and/or past fellows (n=166)
Scholarly Activity Among Completed Fellows
Fellow Graduate Career Paths
Fellowship Directors Perceived Barriers to Research Training
Lack of infrastructure for fellow research mentoring
Conclusions: Scholarly work of fellows in DBP fellowships has focused primarily on observational/epidemiological research, secondary data analysis, community-based research, and survey/questionnaire design.