Research is a vital part of the Section of Cardiology. The fundamental goals of the research component of fellow training is that all fellows learn to:
- Critically review scientific literature;
- Develop a hypothesis driven research project;
- Interpret and report scientific results.
These goals will be obtained by the following teaching methods:
| ||a)||Attend and participate in monthly Journal Club.|
| ||b)||Attend and participate in monthly research conference.|
| ||c)||Attend didactic lectures on research methodology held during the directors month of the Internal Medicine Residency Program. |
Perform with faculty guidance, a hypothesis driven research project. The following is an expected time-line for completion of this project:
- Identify research mentor by June 30th of first year.
- Perform a literature search and present at research conference a talk reviewing the subject to be studied. To be completed by October 1st of the second year.
- During October of the second year, the fellow will be expected to write a research proposal outlining:
(a) Background data and the hypothesis to be tested;
(b) The population to be studied;
(c) The study protocol;
(d) Statistical analysis;
(e) Expected results.
| ||e)||By November 15th, second year fellows will submit a research proposal to the Fellowship Evaluation Committee for approval and prior to December 31st, each second year fellow will present at another research conference their entire study design.|
| ||f)||During three months of protected time during the second year, fellows will complete the research project.|
| ||g)||By December 31st of the fellows' third year, a completed manuscript will be submitted to the Fellowship Evaluation Committee. It is expected that the results of the research project will be submitted in abstract or manuscript form to a peer review journal.|
| ||h)||Fellows will present their completed research projects at a sectional meeting.|