Research Manuscript Shows Success Of Fellowship Program

Pitt Pediatrics congraulates Noel Spears Zuckerbraun, MD, MPHRobert W. Hickey, MD, FAAP, FAHA, Raymond D. Pitetti MD, MPH, FAAPRichard A. Saladino, MD, and Mioara D. Manole, MD, FAAP on the publication of their research manuscript “Increased Fellow Scholarly Publication Rate After Implementation of a Comprehensive Research Curriculum and Milestone-Based Research Timeline for Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows." This research is based on a study of fellows that were enrolled in an emergency medicine program at a tertiary children’s hospitals affiliated with an academic university. 

Image: Graph of publication years and percentage of publications that year. Caption: Publication rate within 3 years of graduation represented the percentage of graduation class. Percentage of fellows in each graduation class who published their scholarly work within 3 years of graduation. In 2005 and 2011, no graduating fellow published his/her scholarly work within 3 years of graduation. Arrow denotes the year our implementation oof the comprehensive research curriculum and milestone-based research timeline.

The fellows were given a ‘comprehensive research curriculum and a milestone-based research timeline’ at the start of the implementation in 2011. Researchers analyzed publication rates before their implementation (2004 – 2011) and after (2012 – 2016) to find that of the 38 trainees that completed the fellowship program, publication rate increased from 26% to 87% amongst fellows. Fellows also reported more confidence in performing analysis and importance of mentorship.