Effect of a mandatory research requirement on categorical resident academic productivity in a university-based general surgery residency.

@article{Papasavas2013EffectOA,
  title={Effect of a mandatory research requirement on categorical resident academic productivity in a university-based general surgery residency.},
  author={Pavlos K. Papasavas and Dawn Filippa and Patricia Reilly and Rajiv Y. Chandawarkar and Orlando C Kirton},
  journal={Journal of surgical education},
  year={2013},
  volume={70 6},
  pages={715-9}
}
BACKGROUND Our general surgery residency (46 residents, graduating 6 categoricals per year) offers the opportunity for 2 categorical residents at the end of their second year to choose a 2-year research track. Academic productivity for the remaining categorical residents was dependent on personal interest and time investment. To increase academic productivity within the residency, a mandatory research requirement was implemented in July 2010. We sought to examine the effect of this annual… CONTINUE READING