Scholarly Activity

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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. The course has the following learning objectives:

  • Explain the main steps in the research process, including developing an appropriate research question, formulating testable hypotheses, choosing an appropriate research design, selecting an appropriate statistical analysis approach, and planning dissemination of the results.
  • Evaluate medical research literature.
  • Explain the ethics of medical research and the purposes of the Institutional Review Board.