Academic Generalist Training Program

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Academic Pediatric Association Accredited

Academic Generalist Training Program

The Department of Pediatrics, section of General and Community Pediatrics, at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center offers a faculty development training program to prepare future faculty to conduct educational and primary care research.  The Academic Generalist Training Program is Academic Pediatric Association accredited Postdoctoral Training Program. This program is a 2 to 3 year research training experience designed specifically for physicians and other post-doctoral researchers seeking academic careers as clinician-researchers or as clinician-educators.

The Academic General Pediatric Training Program is structured to prepare post-doctoral trainees for academic careers as educators and investigators. The program will train physicians and other post-doctoral researchers to

  • Conduct health servers research in an applied research setting.
  • Stimulate improvement in the health care system’s responsiveness to diverse groups of patients, including minority, poor and other underserved populations, as direct providers and as health services researchers.
  • Serve as role models and mentors in health services research.
  • Design innovative curriculum and other educational programs.

Learning Environment and Activities

Offering rigorous education curriculum and mentored research activities in an environment that emphasizes multidisciplinary Heath Services Research (HSR), this program offers unique opportunities to address emerging issues in our dynamic healthcare system. Trainees will have the ability to individualize their educational plan and research projects to suit their career goals, but most will take courses in the Clinical Translational Research Master’s program with the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in Clinical and Translational Research or Public Health.  

Didactic and research experiences are shared with other Pediatric Fellowship programs at OUHSC, including Emergency Medicine, EndocrinologyGastroenterologyNeonatology, and Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Additionally, the Section on General and Community Pediatrics hosts Faculty who are at the leading of edge of research on childhood obesity, community advocacy, working with Hispanic populations, tobacco cessation, and adolescent decision-making surrounding vaccines.


Academic Generalist Training Program Flyer

Academic Generalist Training Program Application

Program Administration

Paul M. Darden, M.D.
Program Director,
Director of General and Community Pediatrics 

Stephen Gillaspy, Ph.D.
Associate Director,
Director of Research for General and Community Pediatrics

Heather Levi
Program Coordinator

Program Mailing Address

Academic Generalist Fellowship Training Program
1200 Children's Ave, Suite 12400
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104
Phone (405) 271-4407    Fax (405) 271-8709

                                                                                             revised 03-7-2018