Academic Research Requirement
Each resident’s training program requires completion of an original research, education development or community service project. The progress of each resident’s research program is monitored by a research mentor and the Departmental Research Committee. This individualized support will help residents stay on track throughout the duration of the project. Because many residents will not, themselves, become independent researchers, an important emphasis of the training program is the development of critical thinking. As a portion of the routine review of the education progress, each resident will be challenged constructively to justify the relevance of the project, their choice of methods, data interpretation and overall conclusions.