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  1. Research in pediatric residency programs.

    Article - En anglais

    Background and Objectives

    We have required residents in pediatrics at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation to give research presentations since 1989 ; this article reviews our experience with this program.

    Additionally, we sought to determine how many other accredited pediatric programs in the United States also require this.

    Methods

    Retrospective review of the Cleveland Clinic program ; descriptive statistics of other United States residency programs, obtained by questionnaire.

    Results

    Pediatric residents at the Cleveland Clinic have given 108 research presentations since 1989, and have developed 33 (30.5%) of them into manuscripts or abstracts.

    We mailed questionnaires to 215 pediatric residency program directors and received responses from 177 (82%). Of these, 48 (27%) indicated their programs had a research requirement ; residents could present their findings in departmental meetings or submit an abstract or manuscript to a professional society or journal.

    Respondents cited several barriers to research 

    Residents are too busy, there are too few faculty members to mentor them, financial resources are limited, and there is no residency review committee requirement.

    Conclusions

    Even though only approximately one fourth of the pediatric residency programs in the United States require research, we feel it is worthwhile experience.

    Despite barriers, residents can and do perform research and publish their findings.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Interne(étudiant), Recherche scientifique, Activité professionnelle, Fréquence, Enquête, Médecin, Etats Unis, Pédiatrie, Programme recherche, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Resident(student), Scientific research, Professional activity, Frequency, Inquiry, Physician, United States, Pediatrics, Research program, North America, America

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0081091

    Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 199608.