The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Obstetrics and Gynecology resident review committee requires that “each program must provide an opportunity for residents to participate in research or other scholarly activities and residents must participate actively in such scholarly activities.”
One way we accomplish this requirement is with our award-winning resident research program.
The Resident Research Program Opportunities
- Learn the scientific method of research.
- Gain an understanding of how to review the medical literature.
- Become knowledgeable in basic research statistics.
The ultimate outcome of resident research projects is a presentation of each project at the C.M. Easley Resident Research Day. The top two resident presentations are selected by a panel of judges for further presentation at the South Carolina Obstetric and Gynecologic Society meeting held each autumn.
Residents are also encouraged to submit their projects to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) District IV meeting which leads to consideration for acceptance to the ACOG annual clinical meeting and receipt of the Donald F. Richardson Award for outstanding research by a resident in Ob-Gyn.
Residents are also encouraged to submit their research to other state, regional, national and specialty society meetings and for publication in major medical journals.
The concept of team-based resident research was launched with the incoming intern class of 2016 (graduating class of 2020). The class is divided into two research teams, each of which will have faculty facilitators to guide them through the process of developing and implementing a research project.