Introduction:  The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology requires each resident to initiate and complete an independent original research project during their residency.

Conducting a research study is not difficult, but it is time consuming and requires careful planning.  Thus, to be successful, it is important to be diligent, help each other out, and remember that you are not alone.

Residents in Ob/Gyn will work directly on a research project with an investigator to develop and to perform research.  Residents will learn relevant research methodologies, as well as how to conduct research according to ethical guidelines, review research literature, use statistics, and write a protocol.  Residents will also learn how to present research findings and prepare results for publication.

Research work is divided between first, second and third year of training:

PGY-1 Year

  1. Research Topic Development
  2. Research protocol: writing, presentation and review process
  3. IRB submission

PGY-2 Year

  1. Initiate the study
  2. Progress report of study

PGY-3 Year

  1. Presentation of study results
  2. Publication.