Training in research methods and design is a fundamental component of your resident education.
The training you receive will help you understand the relationship between the scientific method and the practice of clinical medicine and will provide you with lifelong critical thinking skills needed to interpret and analyze published literature.
You will be required to complete a research project by the end of the third year of training and will be expected to present your research at the annual department Resident Research Day.
While publication is not required, many previous trainee projects have resulted in publication and presentation at national meetings.
We have significant resources — faculty mentors, statisticians and research coordinators — to assist you with project design and execution.
While training in research methodologies occurs throughout all four years through conferences and lectures, the research module is a one-month rotation dedicated to work on your research project.
You will be expected to have made significant progress on your project prior to starting this rotation. The time in this research rotation will be used to complete aspects of the project that would be difficult to complete during clinical rotations.