Resident Research Experience

Each resident will design, conduct and complete a mentored research project or similar scholarly activity in the field of Ob/Gyn. In addition to one-on-one faculty mentorship throughout the project, residents will participate in an 18-hour research curriculum during department education hours on various aspects of conducting research, project requirements and navigating the Duke research environment. All residents are eligible to apply for grants from the Hammond Research Fund, which provides both financial support for the research project and experience in proposal development. Data management and statistical analysis will be provided by the mentor’s research team or through the Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design Core.

At the end of the third year, residents will submit a research manuscript describing their project and present an oral abstract of their work to the Ob/Gyn faculty and external judges during the Hammond Research Day Symposium. Judges will award the best resident and fellow projects with cash prizes. Residents will submit their manuscript to a peer reviewed journal by December of their chief year. A list of recently published manuscripts of resident research projects is available here.

Detailed information about Hammond Research Day requirements and a timeline for current trainees and mentors is available through the Duke Intranet.