The goal of the Resident Research Training Program is to integrate a practical research experience with basic science education and clinical patient care. This is accomplished through didactic lectures, exposure to a rich research environment within which to carry out medically related research activities and careful research mentoring by experienced physician researchers, rehabilitation research scientists and allied health professionals.
All resident physicians are expected to participate in the Resident Research Program and are encouraged to produce a research paper of publishable quality. Research projects may explore a variety of rehabilitation related topics in the form of a detailed literature review, case study, innovative device design, retrospective study, prospective study or a basic laboratory investigation. Presentation of projects at national research meetings and publication within peer reviewed journals is strongly encouraged to further enhance the resident's experience and career advancement, but are not required for graduation.