Each fellow is required to complete at least one research project during their tenure as a fellow at Baylor College of Medicine.
Both the departments of obstetrics and gynecology and of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine are consistently ranked among the top in the nation in funding from the National Institutes of Health. Working within our multidisciplinary clinical teams, our fellows frequently collaborate on research with pediatric and pediatric surgical colleagues from other programs including adolescent medicine, urology, hematology/oncology, endocrinology and pediatric surgery.
Fellows also may collaborate with investigators from other institutions such as biomedical engineers from Texas A&M and Rice University and get involved in various multisite research projects with the Fellows Research Consortium at North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG).
Introduction to Biometry 1610
Designed for students with little or no previous course work in mathematics or statistics. Topics include study design, data description, elements of probability, distribution of random variables, applications of the binomial and normal distributions, estimation and confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, contingency tables, regression, and analysis of variance.
Additional topics include introduction to statistical computing and data management, distribution, free statistical methods, demographic measures, and life tables.
Introduction to Research
This course runs daily throughout July of each year. Fellows are taught medical statistics, disease etiology, computer science, and medical writing. Lectures are given on the use of human subjects, animal research, and full consent of confidentiality.
Additional Course Learning
Basic didactic learning in statistics and research are encouraged with the classes noted above. Fellows can choose to pursue a Masters in Public Health degree or a Masters in Clinical Research degree, both offered through The University of Texas. Others have chosen to involve themselves in the Clinical Scientist Training Program. This is a one-year or two-year program teaching fellows all aspects of research and grant writing as well as biostatistics.