All combined residents are expected to present a research project at the completion of their training. This provides residents with an opportunity to work closely with a faculty member in developing a project, which could result in a publication. Residents should choose a project and mentor early in their training and present the outcome in a professional fashion on “Senior Resident Research Day.” All projects must contain substantial original investigative work and successful completion is required for graduation.
The Department of Medicine has an Office of Faculty Development dedicated to the development of scholarly activity across the department, which includes residents’ research.
The Office will provide the following services to internal medicine residents:
- Links to a research mentor
- Help with gaining Institutional Review Board approval for research protocols
- Financial aid – links to grant monies and other sources of funding.
- Help with research design including links to statistical support.
- Advice on presentation skills for seminars, presentations, conferences, lectures etc.