The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires that “each program must provide an opportunity for residents to participate in research or other scholarly activities and residents must participate actively in such scholarly activities.”
One way we accomplish this requirement is with our award-winning resident research program.
The Resident Research Program Opportunities
- Learn the scientific method of research.
- Gain an understanding of how to review the medical literature.
- Become knowledgeable in basic research statistics.
The ultimate outcome of resident research projects is an oral presentation of each project at the C.M. Easley Resident Research Symposium and submission for publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
Residents are encouraged to submit their projects to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) District IV meeting which leads to consideration for acceptance to the ACOG annual clinical meeting and receipt of the Donald F. Richardson Award for outstanding research by a resident in OBGYN. Residents are also encouraged to submit their research to other state, regional, national and specialty society meetings. Funding is available for residents to travel to present at these meetings.
A curriculum for team-based resident research was launched in 2016 and has been very successful and well received. Each class of six residents is divided into two research teams, each of which has two faculty coaches to guide them through the process of developing and implementing a research project. At the time of manuscript submission, each resident will have authorship on three papers (one as first author).