Physicians are expected to be life-long learners and to assimilate and evaluate new knowledge gained from research. Many residencies also require completion of a scholarly project during their residency. However, the majority of residency training is dedicated to enhancing clinical knowledge base and skills.
Because residents are quite busy clinically in residency, the research curriculum is designed to help divide the projects into manageable pieces to be accomplished each year. Research-centered education sessions and frequent feedback about their scholarly project progress help to bolster their research training. Overall, we find that a structured research curriculum results in generally positive perceptions of research and increases the ability of residents to successfully complete projects that are worthy of presentation at conferences as well as of publication.
Research curriculum, residency research, scholarly project curriculum, Obstetrics and Gynecology residency
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Santillan DA, Wiltgen MR, Elson M, Santillan MK. Developing a program for residents to support training in research. Proc Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Dec 19;9(2):Article 2 [4 p.]. https://doi.org/10.17077/2154-4751.1470. Free full text article.