Participation in research projects during residency is encouraged. Most residents participate as co-investigators on our clinical trials, and receive IRB training. There are many opportunities to work with faculty mentors on individual projects.
There are also many opportunities for original clinical research. Ongoing resident research projects include studies on dysautonomia in various neurologic disorders, cognitive function in Parkinson patients and seizure outcome in the ED. Case reviews and series reviews may be set up with faculty mentors.
A research elective is available, which covers principles of Human Research, study design and ethics. Residents learn how to prepare a research proposal and submit for IRB approval.
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