Throughout our program, our residents work with their faculty mentors on scholarly activity in a planned progression, building on ideas formulated during their intern year and culminating in a poster presentation for the entire Department of Pediatrics during their senior year.
We recently strengthened the importance of this poster presentation with the addition of cash awards to the top six presentations, which are announced during the graduation ceremony among peers, faculty, family and friends. View this year's winners.
The learning objectives of the scholarly project are to:
- improve understanding of a particular subject area related to child health;
- improve skills in critical review of the medical literature and understanding of research methods;
- develop personal experience in the advancement of medical knowledge; and
- develop improved foundations in one or more of the following: 1) Advocacy or public health policy for children; 2) Preparation for research requirements for subspecialty fellowships; 3) Patient care quality improvement, and/or; 4) Practice-based continuing medical education.