Research is a key component of the resident experience, providing learners with an opportunity to learn first-hand how to answer important questions through scientific inquiry. Residents participate in mentored research projects in their area of interest, whether clinical research, basic science, public health, or global women’s health. Residents present works-in-progress sessions during the PGY2 year as they are developing their projects and then present their final results at our Departmental Research Day at the end of the PGY3 year. Many residents use dedicated elective time during the PGY3 year to work on their research. Multiple Departmental resources exist to support resident research, including a vast array of engaged mentors, other institutional centers to support specific needs (survey development, policy analysis, etc.), competitive research funding and an endowment to support travel to present at conferences. For many residents, even those not considering a research career, the relationships formed, and lessons learned during completion of the research project become a core part of their residency experience.
See Below for a Sample of Our Resident Scholarly Activities