Resident Research Overview






Milestones Identify topic and present research proposal to department in May. IRB approval and data collection and analysis. Complete study and present results to department in May. Top abstracts forwarded toTAOG for presentation in Oct.

Submit manuscript.

Briefly, the resident will be expected to complete the required human subjects training early in their internship year, identify a meaningful topic for their scholarly project, and present their idea to the department at the end of their first year. Projects will be completed by May of the third year. Ob-Gyn research division faculty and staff are available to assist house staff in achieving these goals.

Research Topics

  • Library skills/accessing the literature
  • Introduction to study designs common in clinical research
  • Interpreting basic statistical tests
  • Qualitative research and focus groups
  • Critiquing and writing journal articles


  • 15 Steps to Good Research
  • March of Dimes Perinatal Stats
  • Designing Clinical Research, Third Edition, by Stephen B. Hulley, M.D., M.P.H., and colleagues. Published in 2007 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • A Dictionary of Epidemiology, Fifth Edition, Edited by Miquel Porta. Published in 2008 by Oxford University Press.

Research Opportunities

Welcome to the Ob-Gyn Research Opportunities page. This page is to provide visitors with helpful information on research funding and opportunities. If assistance is needed regarding HIPAA training, IRB instructions, help with literature reviews, proposal writing, iRIS submission, or information on research opportunities and funding, please contact ObGyn Research at for more information.