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The University of South Alabama Department of Pediatrics hosted its 12th annual Residents Day on Oct. 17, 2014. At the event, 12 senior residents in the pediatrics residency program presented their scholarly work to fellow residents, faculty and students.
Dr. Rosina Connelly, associate director of the pediatrics and residency program and assistant professor of pediatrics at USA, said the program requires scholarly activity in one of three options: research, quality improvement or community advocacy projects.
Residents choose a topic and faculty adviser. With guidance from their faculty adviser, residents complete their scholarly work during their training.
“It is a great opportunity to foster scholarly work and collaboration between residents and faculty within the department,” Dr. Connelly said. “Participation in scholarly activities furthers the medical career for residents who are pursuing fellowship training by helping them become familiar with scientific methodology and research procedures.”
Many senior resident projects have been and will be presented at the American Federation for Medical Research's Southern Regional Meetings in New Orleans.
The Department of Pediatrics bestows the Charles Jay Hoff Award for excellence in scholarly activity to the resident and his/her faculty adviser with the best scholarly work project, as chosen by evaluations from faculty members in attendance during the Pediatric Residents Day. The recipient of this award is announced at the end of the academic year.
To view more photos from the event, click here.
The residents' abstracts can be viewed here.
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