Involvement in scholarly activity is an essential part of pediatric education and an important step in the preparation for a lifetime of self-education. Residents are required to complete a research project during their residency training period. This may consist of a clinical study using prospectively obtained clinical data or retrospective data, laboratory investigation including animal research, or a critical scientific review of a topic suitable for publication.
Projects are identified during the first year of training, and protocols are written with the help of a faculty mentor. The research is then conducted, completed, and presented at the department's Resident Research Forum. Written manuscripts suitable for submission for publication are submitted to the Director of Resident Research. Elective time for research may be arranged on an individual basis. Many of our residents published their research in peer reviewed journals and present posters at national meetings.
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