While it is known that not every resident will pursue a career in research, knowledge of the research process is important, and it accomplishes several of the ACGME's competencies. All residents must complete a research project, which is presented at Resident Research Day in June:
Present a review of their proposed research project. It is anticipated that by this time, residents will have a proposal and should be nearly ready to present to the Institutional Review Board.
Present a completed clinical research project at the St Vincent Research Symposium in June.
Function as discussion facilitators for the PGY 3 projects.
Residents who have papers or posters accepted for presentation at a scientific program will have provided, with approval of the Residency Director, reimbursement for travel expenses in addition to their regular meeting allowance.