Electives and Funding Sources

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Many different elective opportunities are available at both Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center, including experiences in clinical care, research, medical education, clinical outcomes and advocacy. In addition, residents can select a variety of international experiences.

Residents may apply to a variety of competitive scholarships to further support their elective and research pursuits (see table). Examples of available scholarships are outlined in the table below. Of note, the number per year and amount granted varies from year to year. The Department of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital and the Department of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center award scholarships for travel to national meetings such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Pediatric Academic Societies, the Association of Pediatric Program Directors and meetings of subspecialty societies.  UHAT residents are granted $1000 annually to invest in tools and experiences that contribute to their pediatrics education, including costs incurred from clinical electives or to support research and community projects.

Funding Sources

Schliesman 3rd World Travel Awards 6-8/yr $500/award
Von L Meyer Travel Awards 12-13/yr $700/award
Lovejoy Research Awards 5-8/yr $2,000-$6,000/award
Alpert Children of the City Endowment Grants 2-3/yr $5,000-$7,000/award