Residents are taught the basics of research methodology during their training. Every resident is expected to complete a research study and submit it for publication (although publication is not a requirement). Residents present their research at our "Annual Resident Research Day". Residents may work together on a project. All projects require a faculty mentor who assist the resident through the research pathway (design, Institutional Review Board approval, statistical analysis).
Residents are encouraged to submit their research for presentation at the SAEM Annual Meeting and/or the ACEP Research Forum. For the last fifteen years, residents and faculty have presented their research at these national forums. All costs associated with presenting (air travel, lodging, meals, etc.) are paid for by the department. Residents have been successful in seeing their research through to publication, with nearly half being published in the peer-reviewed literature.