Resident Research Track

The goal of the resident research track is to foster meaningful, collaborative scholarly activity in the area of original research for resident trainees interested in an academic career or fellowship.

Track Components

  • Collaborative seminars with other track residents and research experts
  • Research Planning Elective with core curriculum in research
  • Scholarship Oversight Committee supervision and feedback
  • Presentation of research in progress/study design annually
  • Opportunity for second research elective in final year of the program
  • Emphasis on abstract submission/presentation



PGY-1 (Med/Peds PGY-1 or 2)

  • Application due
  • Identification of areas of interest and potential mentors
  • Attend project conception meetings

PGY-2 (Med/Peds PGY-2 or 3)

  • Option to split research elective into planning elective (2 weeks) and active research elective (2 weeks)
  • Formal Scholarship Oversight Committee approval of project(s) at end of elective
  • Present research project as 'work in progress'
  • Monthly collaborative seminars/lectures

PGY-3 (Med/Peds PGY-3 or 4)

  • Optional research elective to collect data/write manuscript with SOC review
  • Monthly collaborative seminars/lectures
  • Targeted submission of abstracts in the fall with additional support for abstract/manuscript writing
  • Presentation at regional/national meeting