The program's dedication to research has increased within the past 5 years; value is placed on any contribution that the resident can make to advance orthopaedic knowledge. Each resident is expected to participate in at least one research project during the course of his/her residency. This project may be either a clinical or basic science project, but the results of their work must be presented at the Annual Orthopedic Resident Research Day held in the spring. Additionally, participation at local and national meetings is encouraged – travel to meetings where a abstract or manuscript is accepted will be supported by the department.
Residents are allocated protected research time each week, which they use for reading and research. A 1- to 2-month research block may be granted on a case-by-case basis if outside funding for research is obtained by the resident and they demonstrate a need for dedicated research time to complete the project.
A completed manuscript must be prepared and approved by the Chairman in order to be eligible for graduation.