Residents are required to publish an article in a reputable medical journal yearly. Funding is provided for travel for residents who present their work at various national conferences.
The cardiothoracic division offers a wide range of research projects for our residents. Projects are available through the cardiovascular research institute, large animal research lab, thoracic esophageal motility lab, collaboration projects with industry, or whatever the resident may dream up. We currently have 2 research fellows in the thoracic esophageal lab, one working on technology development for cardiac surgery, and one doing projects in congenital cardiac surgery.