Physician Scientist Training Pathway (PSTP)

The Stead Family Department of Pediatrics is one of eight departments that participate in the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine’s Physician Scientist Training Pathway (PSTP) Program. The PSTP promotes the training and early career development of physician scientists who will become future leaders in academic medicine. The Pathway integrates the transition period from completion of MD degree through residency, subspecialty fellowship training and an individualized training plan in basic or clinical postdoctoral research.

Across the nation, there are only 30 pediatric departments that offer the PSTP. Under the leadership of Lyndsay Harshman, MD, MS, our Pathway demonstrates our department’s commitment to fostering the career development of trainees for an academic career.

Although prior research experience is desirable, we welcome anyone with a research interest to consider applying. We pride our program on mentoring and growing researchers! 

Fellows in the UI Stead Family Department of Pediatrics who have interest in a career as a physician scientist are encouraged to consider applying for the Pediatric Scientist Development Program (PSDP).

Applications have closed for the current residency application cycle and will re-open in fall 2024. Individuals interested in the Pediatric PSTP are encouraged to contact Lyndsay Harshman, MD, MS.


Lyndsay Harshman, portrait

Lyndsay Harshman, MD, MS

Director, Pediatric Physician Scientist Training Program

Medical Director, Pediatric Kidney Transplant

Associate Professor of Pediatrics-Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation

Stead Family Scholar