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 pursue an international health elective and/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.

Research Workflow