Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Research
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is committed to supporting resident research. We believe that active participation in research is an essential component in developing resident education, and we expect our residents to participate in ongoing departmental projects. Additionally, interested residents are supported on an institutional level in presenting at national meetings and publishing in various medical journals.
We believe that basic research skills allow residents to critically evaluate the findings of published literature, and implement this knowledge in their clinical practice. Residents are given access to an Academic Development Committee which is available to review all research projects. This committee offers suggestions and constructive criticism in a supportive environment prior to submission for IRB approval or publication. The addition of a dedicated statistician has also expanded our departmental research exponentially. Residents are encouraged to communicate with the statistician regarding projects on which they are currently working, or interested in pursuing.
Additionally, each year at the end of the academic year, our program sponsors the Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center Research Conference. Senior residents are given a forum in which to present their completed research projects to attendings, staff, fellow residents, and family members.
While research design, statistical concepts, data analysis techniques and participation in the journal club are part of the core curriculum, we encourage and promote all residents to become participants in the academic growth of obstetrics and gynecology.