PSDP: Pediatric Scientist Development Program

About PSDP: Pediatric Scientist Development Program

In June, 2003, CCHCSP agreed to forge a partnership with the Pediatric Scientist Development Program (PSDP) and the Paediatric Chairs of Canada (PCC) in response to a proposal by the PCC. This partnership aimed to (1) Promote access of Canadian paediatric residents and paediatricians in training to the best clinician scientist training programs in North America; (2) Facilitate repatriation of paediatrician clinician scientist trainees to Canadian universities; (3) Encourage development of best educational practices via the synergistic activities of the CCHCSP and the PSDP.

Subsequent to approval in principle of this partnership, Dr. Hugh O’Brodovich (President of PCC), Dr. Peggy Hostetter (Director of PSDP) and Dr. Norman Rosenblum (Principal Investigator of CCHCSP) worked collaboratively to design an implementation plan. This work resulted in the presentation of a proposal by the PCC and the CCHCSP to the PSDP Steering Committee on November 1, 2003, which was unanimously approved. The deatilos of this partnership are as follows:

  • The CCHCSP Director is a member of a PSDP committee and vice versa
  • Canadian PSDP trainees will take part in the CCHCSP curriculum
  • The PSDP and the CCHCSP will aim for attendance of 2 trainees in each program at the CCHCSP and the PSDP Annual Symposia
  • Qualified PSDP trainees will be encouraged to apply to the CCHCSP postdoctoral and career development programs
  • The CCHCSP will provide full financial support for:
    • CCHCSP participation in PSDP administrative activities
    • Travel of CCHCSP trainees to the PSDP symposium

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After entering your credit card information include the statement: “Please designate this gift to the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program, Fund ID N0000CCH00″