At the resident level, the primary purpose of research is to inspire life-long scholarship, promote the use and critical evaluation of medical literature, develop the ability to critically evaluate clinical outcomes using scientific method, and enable physicians to translate data in the medical literature into their practices. It is the duty of the Program Director and Core Faculty to provide the environment and opportunity for resident research, and encourage residents to understand research methodology, comprehend informatics, apply study of designs and statistical methods to the appraisal of clinical studies, perform self-evaluation of clinical practice patterns and practice-based improvement, participate in quality improvement and quality assurance activities, develop habits of lifelong learning and scholarly pursuit within their specialty and integrate medical research into patient care. The following four areas are only general guidelines to allow for creativity of a scholarly project in:
- Clinical Research
- Community Based Research
- Medical Education Quality Initiative Research and
- Practice Improvement Outcome Research
The GME office provides CME stipend and days to encourage resident scholarly activity.