What research opportunities are available during training?
Completion of a research project is not required for the Transitional Program. However, residents will gain a better understanding of research methodology and enhance their ability to critically analyze medical literature by attending lectures regarding medical epidemiology/biostatics and accessing research materials that guide them through the various stages of research. Various faculty members serve as mentors for the residents and statistical assistance is also available. Dr. Manish Jain also serves as Research Director for graduate medical education at Presence Saint Francis Hospital and created a research methodology roation.
In addition to resident-driven research, several faculty members are involved in research projects in areas such as HIV Medicine, Cardiology, End-of-Life Medicine/Palliative Care and Geriatrics and Quality Improvement projects. Transitional Year residents are required to complete a quality improvement project.