Resident Research Overview

Resident research objectives

Our residency curriculum requires at least 1 research project that is submitted for peer-reviewed publication. Each resident selects a research mentor based on their aligned interests in basic science or clinical projects. Resident projects begin development in the PGY-2 year and are to be completed by the spring of PGY-4 year. Biannual reports are given by the resident and their mentor at designated Research-In-Progress conferences.

There is a dedicated 3-month block during PGY-4 year where residents can either pursue an international health elective in India or Honduras or devote an intensive period of study to their research endeavors.

During the completion of this project, faculty mentors facilitate the resident-led research projects to ensure acquisition of the following requisite skills as a physician scientist:

  • Critical appraisal of scientific literature
  • Formulation of structured research question
  • Fundamentals of statistical thinking and medical writing
  • Selection of optimal study design

All research projects culminate in the fall of PGY-5 year with a formal presentation given during our Senior Residents Day.

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Research Workflow