Transitional year residents will be expected to participate in one of the following scholarly activities of their choice; suggestion in alignment with their future career goals. The scholarly activity includes receiving education that will foster a scholarly approach to patient care, as well as conducting more independent projects such as case reports, oral presentations and performance improvement projects. All scholarly activities will be conducted under the guidance of program faculty physicians.
- Submission of a case vignette abstract to a chapter, regional or national scientific meeting
- Research project
- Continuing work on ongoing research started prior to joining the TY program
- Partner with an Internal Medicine PGY 3 to assist with research
- Performance Improvement project – Residents have the opportunity to participate in a Performance Improvement project
- Residents may develop a project of their own design under the supervision of an appropriate faculty member
- Can join an existing project in a department of their choice that aligns with their career interests
- Partner with an IM/TY resident to assist with a quality improvement project
- Residents as first authors on scholarly acceptances will be supported through the ‘Resident Educational Allowance’ as per Resident Agreement for registration and travel expenses. The resident must request program for time off prior to registering and making travel arrangements.
- In June of each academic year, a ‘Scholarship Day’ will be held at Capital Health for Transitional Year Residents to showcase their scholarly work.
To provide support during their projects, each resident is assigned to a faculty mentor with whom they will meet at least quarterly (additional check-ins scheduled as needed).