Pediatric Hospital Epidemiology and Outcomes Research Training Program (PHEOT)

The Pediatric Hospital Epidemiology and Outcomes Research Training program (PHEOT) is a two-year research fellowship designed to provide physicians with training in hospital epidemiology and outcomes research. PHEOT is funded by a Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development training grant.

Through a combination of formal coursework and mentored research projects, trainees will develop expertise in comparative effectiveness research, quality measurement, severity adjustment and economic evaluation as they relate to pediatric hospital care. The PHEOT program will train the next generation of clinical scientists who will help us to understand how to best measure and improve outcomes, assure patient safety, and manage costs for hospitalized children.

Trainees will benefit from the combined resources of the Center for Outcomes Research (COR) and the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE), as well as a rich array of “laboratories” for evaluating and improving healthcare processes and outcomes, including the Pediatric Advanced Care Service, the General Pediatrics Inpatient Service, the Center for Simulation, Advanced Education and Innovation, and the Office of Clinical Quality Improvement (OCQI).

All fellows will complete Masters level coursework in study design and biostatistics as part of either the Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology (MSCE) degree offered through the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, or the Masters of Science in Health Policy Research (MSHP) degree offered through the RWJ Clinical Scholars Program and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at Penn.

Fellows will be assigned an advisory team consisting of seasoned methodology, content, and biostatistics mentors who will supervise the trainee in the successful completion and publication of at least one research project. PHEOT fellows will also benefit from a host of professional development activities, including works-in-progress sessions, a seminar series to teach academic medicine skills, and opportunities to present research at national meetings.

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