Resident Scholarly Activity

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ACGME Resident Scholarly Activity- 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 Resident Scholarly Activity? 
Participation within and external to the residency program by the following methods:

  • Articles published in Pub Med
  • Abstracts, posters, or presentations given at international, national, or regional meetings
  • Published chapters or textbooks
  • Participation in funded or non-funded basic science or clinical outcomes research projects
  • Lecture or presentation (such as grand rounds, journal club or case presentations of at least 30 minutes duration)

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.” 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.