Beginning with the PGY-2 year, residents are encouraged to prepare and submit at least one manuscript for peer review publication each year of their training. Each resident will be assigned a research mentor, based on declared research interests.
The PGY-4 year includes 6 months devoted to research. A research plan, including all necessary resources, should be approved by the research mentor and the program director by the end of the PGY-3 year. The PGY-6 year is a full research year.
We encourage and support residents’ research activities.
The University of Louisville Department of Neurosurgery is one of the top-five NIH-funded neuroscience departments. Neurosurgical residents often participate in research (clinical, basic science and translational) studies through KSCIRC, the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center.
More information about this phenomenal resource can be found at this link: http://louisville.edu/kscirc/