The Pediatric Medical Research minor will provide you with hands-on training and skills in pediatric medical research. Through a series of lectures, clinical exposure and experience, and mentored and non-mentored research projects, students will be prepared to design and conduct their own clinical research studies in the field of pediatric medicine. Students in this minor complete 14 credits of core courses in clinical research methods and practice -consisting of clinical rounds in local healthcare facilities, lecture classes, and participation in current studies- followed by an additional 2 credits of elective courses. Elective coursework might involve additional research practice, trial implementation, or training fellow students in clinical research methods. Your abilities will help prepare you for a number of careers in research and healthcare, allowing you to join the next generation of life-saving medical work.
Academic and Career Opportunities
Students who graduate from the program are well-prepared to continue careers in pediatric and clinical research, especially when the minor is paired with a major in the health or science fields. If you are planning on becoming nurse, physician, or other medical professional, for example, you can use your research skills to assist you in future coursework or real-world medical issues.