This Resident Research Program was established in order to ensure adequate knowledge of the methodology and practice of clinical research and to implement ACGME requirements to demonstrate competency in research as part of the core competency of professionalism.
Immediate goal: Provide U-M PM&R residents with a foundation in clinical research methods and skills, as well as an initial experience in designing, implementing and completing a research project.
The long-term goal is to increase the quantity and improve the quality of research within the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
By the conclusion of their residency training, U-M PM&R physician residents will:
- Complete a research literature review and develop an acceptable research question and research hypotheses.
- Develop a research design and statistical analysis plan appropriate to the research hypotheses.
- Implement and complete a data collection process that addresses the research hypotheses they have developed.
- Analyze and interpret the data they have collected in relation to their research question and hypotheses.
- Present the results of their research in written and verbal form in a public research forum.