The PCCTSDP is a national training program for outstanding young pediatric critical care and pediatric trauma surgery faculty, and training opportunities are distributed among different institutions throughout the United States. It provides financial support for the best young faculty to train in the most outstanding research settings. The training program consists of local training and mentorship that will occur at the institution at which the training is located. In addition, the PCCTSDP provides supra-institutional mentorship for the scholars and mentors in the program.
The PCCTSDP requires five years of commitment and participation from PCCTSDP Scholars and their institutions. During Phase I, the PCCTSDP will provide funding (see below) for the individual as he or she pursues intense research training. During Phase II, as the Scholar transitions to an independent investigator, the PCCTSDP will provide limited support in the form of travel to the annual PCCTSDP retreat.