Research during residency

Pursue research along the way to certification

How this works

Residents enrolled in an ACGME-accredited program can pursue research initiatives while training. As much as 25% of a three- or four-year training program or 38% of a five-year program can be devoted to research.

To qualify for research options, residents need to have a satisfactory training report for the six months preceding their research period.

Application guidelines

If research activities will span more than six months, program directors should develop a plan with strict guidelines for research activities and work product oversight.

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