Research is not a required activity but is highly encouraged. Each resident is expected to present a scholarly Grand Rounds prior to graduation. Faculty members are available to provide research mentorship and the Director of Research meets regularly with residents throughout all 4 years of the curriculum. The Department supports residents in their efforts to submit presentations to academic meetings and peer reviewed journals. Travel funds are available for senior residents who pursue these activities. All residents are expected to present at Journal Club. The Department hosts an annual research day where faculty, residents and medical students can present the results of their research efforts.