Department of Surgery
School of Medicine Queen's University
 

Resident Research


All residents are expected to conduct research as per the objectives of the Orthopedic Resident Research Program. Residents are expected to complete and present at least one research project during their residency. The projects are to be presented at the Annual Department of Surgery Resident Research Day, which includes a full day of presentations with a visiting professor.

Goals

• To stimulate interest and provide experience in critical appraisal
• To initiate the process of life long learning

Objectives

• To design two studies and critically assessing their scientific merit
• To gain current knowledge obtained from ongoing research at Queen's and other centres
• To bring two projects to the point of being suitable for submission to a peer reviewed journal

Timeline

PGY 1

• meet with Dr. R. Bicknell, Research Director, to discuss prospective projects
• choose two topics for study
• identify your supervisor (faculty in Orthopedic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, HMRC, Queen’s, or other centres)
• attend course on study design and critical appraisal (part of mandatory common PGY1 Academic Half Day series)
• conduct literature search for background information

PGY 2

• present study proposal at resident research review day (part of Orthopedic training program academic schedule)
• apply for ethics approval (Queen's research office, 301 Fleming Hall)
• submit funding proposal: CIHR & PSI, (applications from Fleming Hall), COF (applications from COA office), Orthopedic trust fund (contact D Borschneck), or KGH Foundation (contact office on Nickel 1)
• begin data collection

PGY 3
• present progress report at resident research review day (part of Orthopedic training program academic schedule)
• complete data collection, analyze results, draw conclusions for project 1
• prepare abstract and present project 1 at a local, national, or international meeting
• continue to collect data for project 2

PGY 4
• present progress report at resident research review daypart of Orthopedic training program academic schedule)
• submit project 1 to a peer reviewed journal
• complete data collection, analyze results, and draw conclusions for project 2
• prepare abstract and present project 2 at a local, national, or international meeting

PGY 5
• submit project 2 to a peer reviewed journal


* Heather Grant is the clinical research facilitator for the HMRC, with a background in epidemiology. She is available to assist residents in all aspects of their research from the design/protocol phase, to the ethics submission, data analysis and manuscript writing phase. She can be contacted at 613-548-2517 or by email at granth@queensu.ca