The Game Plan

R1

  • Choose a topic for your research by December.
  • Choose a mentor to guide you throughout your research project.
  • Decide on authorship in your final paper.
  • Enjoy a full course in research methodology.
  • Sign a Mentorship Contract with your project’s mentor.
  • Work on preparing your residency project during the course (Feb – Apr).
  • Meet and learn during journal clubs.

R2

  • Work on your project and keep meeting with your mentor at least every 3 months.
  • Consider applying for a research grant.
  • Consider presenting at research day.
  • Organize, attend and engage in journal clubs.
  • Consider a research elective – to learn more about your project.

R3

  • Plan to be advanced in your research project, keep meeting with your mentor every 3 months minimum.
  • Present at the DOP Research Day.
  • Plan to present at other conferences/submit abstracts.
  • Enjoy journal clubs.
  • During ‘night float’ – can take 2 weeks for research.
  • Start and finish writing your final paper.

R4

  • Not completed with your project?
  • Last minute assignments and abstract submission.
  • Consider a research elective – to learn more about your project.
  • Meet and learn during journal clubs.
  • Submit your paper for publication.
  • [For residents doing sub-specialty training starting R4, ideally the abstract and manuscript submission should be completed in R3, as there will be new research projects to contend with in fellowship.]


The Future

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