This book is a guide for medical residents and faculty in the fundamentals of clinical research, publication practices, and conference skills. It offers advice on how to incorporate scholarly activities into training routines, so the process becomes more manageable and less burdensome. Suggestions for pursuing other scholarly activities, outside of clinical research, are also offered.

Participation in research and other scholarly activities is a requirement for graduation from medical residency programs in the United States and many other countries. Faculty physicians who train residents are also required to produce annual scholarly work. Adding scholarship onto an already long list of requirements often feels a bit daunting to medical residents and the faculty who teach them. Fortunately, there are many forms of scholarly activity, including basic and clinical research, quality improvement projects, and educational assessments, so everyone can find interesting and feasible projects to complete.

This valuable reference provides users with a reliable source to turn to whenever they have questions on how to develop, conduct, publish, or present a research project. Written with the perspective of busy faculty and residents in mind, the content balances the need for enough detail to be instructive with the need for quick access to key points.

chapter |18 pages


Developing Ways to Incorporate Scholarly Activity into Clinical Training and Practice

chapter Chapter 2|16 pages

Literature Searches:

Finding What Is Known and Unknown about a Topic

chapter Chapter 3|8 pages

Critically Reading Research Articles:

Forming Opinions and Interpreting Data

chapter Chapter 4|28 pages

Basic Research Design:

Developing Research Ideas into Meaningful Projects

chapter Chapter 5|10 pages

The Study Population:

Finding and Enrolling Participants That Fit the Study Question

chapter Chapter 8|32 pages

Research with Human Subjects:

Preparing an Application for the Institutional Review Board

chapter Chapter 10|14 pages

Medical Writing:

Tips for Preparing Clear, Concise Documents for Your Audience

chapter Chapter 11|22 pages

Medical Writing:

Journal Research Articles

chapter Chapter 12|10 pages

Medical Writing:

Case Studies

chapter Chapter 13|22 pages

Writing Successful Grant Proposals

to Fit the Mission of the Funding Agency