Scholarly Activity

AOA - Residents must demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate their methods of clinical practice, integrate evidence-based medicine into patient care, show an understanding of research methods, and improve patient care practices.

ACGME - The curriculum must advance residents’ knowledge of the basic principles of research, including how research is conducted, evaluated, explained to patients, and applied to patient care.

What is Considered Scholarly Activity?
An opportunity for residents and faculty to participate in

  • Articles published in Pub Med
  • Abstracts, posters, or presentations given at international, national, or regional meetings
  • Invited professorships
  • Material development (such as computer-based modules)
  • Non-peer review publications
  • Published chapters or textbooks
  • Participation in funded or non-funded basic science or clinical outcomes research projects
  • Grants
  • Lecture or presentation (such as grand rounds, journal club or case presentations)
  • Serving on committees or governing boards in national medical organizations
  • Reviewer or editorial board member for peer-reviewed journal
  • Responsibility for seminars, conference series, or course coordination for didactics

Resident Requirements:
All residents who are completing a KCU-GME Consortium sponsored residency training program must adhere to the scholarly activity requirements set by the accrediting body. 

In addition, all residents must successfully complete and pass the KCU GME Consortium “Resident Research Methods Course” located on blackboard. Upon completion of this course, residents will receive a certificate and will be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of the basic characteristics of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research, and the differences among these approaches;
  • Discuss the major philosophical world views related to research;
  • Define the major strategies of inquiry used in quantitative and qualitative, and mixed methods research;
  • Learn how to search the research literature on a topic of interest;
  • Understand the role of literature and theory in quantitative and qualitative and mixed methods research;
  • Develop writing strategies for quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research proposals and reports;
  • Anticipate ethical issues related to research;
  • Understand the elements that comprise a good introduction to research;
  • Apply research methods to translational research, and evidence based medicine;
  • Develop a proposal for a research study;
  • Write a purpose statement for quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research;
  • Develop research questions and/or hypotheses for quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research;
  • Understand the procedures involved in developing quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods protocols;
  • Describe how to present research data;
  • Describe the process of applying for funding; and
  • Present information about research in a scholarly manner.