Research & Clinical Opportunities
Your 2nd and 3rd years will be primarily research-oriented, with 80% protected research time and 20% clinical time (consisting of care for new patients, as well as those you saw during your first year). Using knowledge you gained during your first year, you’ll have encouragement and support to develop your own studies in basic science or clinical research, along with the use of our on-site laboratories, equipment and resources.
We also have agreements with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and our affiliate, Thomas Jefferson University, to provide research opportunities to our trainees for the second and third years. Several members of our division have active NIH and privately funded research programs, including studies in Blau Syndrome and Biomakers in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.