Residents get career planning advice, including identifying research mentors, starting in the winter of their intern year through 1:1 meetings with their assigned faculty advisor and the program director. Additional resources include advising through our Near Peer program, chief residents and sub-specialty interest groups. Our sub-specialty interest groups typically host 2 panels per year and offer key faculty contacts.
Projects are widely available and are frequently advertised in our weekly newsletter ‘The Week Ahead’.
We have been able to promote scholarship through a Conference Travel Fund that provides up to $1500 to residents who have had a first author abstract accepted at a regional or national conference. This has promoted scholarly writing and helped residents participate in national subspecialty societies.
Funding support for data analysis is available to all residents through a GME sponsored fund that allows access to a large and robust database, Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW).