Research and Faculty
How do we know what is the right therapy for our patients? Hopefully, every treatment plan will be guided by "the evidence." Research is the process that generates this clinical evidence for everyday practice. To appreciate the process and value of research, each resident will perform his or her own research project with the mentorship of a faculty member based on the following timetable:
- Starting in the first year, residents select their general area of interest and find a faculty mentor for their project. In the second half of the intern year, they present their plans to the resident and faculty group in a "Work In Progress" (WIP). The WIPs are designed to provide a forum for discussion and advice about the conduct of the research.
- During the second year, residents present a second WIP, demonstrating their progress toward carrying out the project and collecting data.
- At the conclusion of the third year, residents present their data to the Department at the annual Resident Research Day.
- During their fourth year, residents work with their mentors to draft manuscripts for submission to a peer-reviewed journal and presentation to a national conference.