During your residency, you will design, conduct and present an independent research project in parallel with your clinical training.
Your four-year research project will be on a topic of your choice and you will be mentored by the med-peds program director. A one-month research elective is available.
We provide travel funds if your research is accepted to a conference.
Research options typically include:
Examples of some recent research project topics are:
If you find a mentor who is doing other research such as bench research, translational research, clinical studies or trial, we will encourage you to become involved.
You will meet with the med-peds program director twice per year to discuss progress and next steps. Specific time for work on the research project is set aside during each ambulatory block rotation (1 half-day per week).
You will follow a national research curriculum:
You will be expected to present your research at the end of your PGY-4 year at the Department of Medicine Research Day and/or as part of the pediatrics research presentation schedule.
These are group projects with the residents at each continuity clinic presented each June at the final med-peds conference of the year.
The QI topic is chosen by the residents and led by the senior resident at each continuity clinic.
Previous topics have included:
For more information about conducting research during your residency, please contact: