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The goal is to have 50% or more of residents and fellows participate in and present clinical research during their training at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals (MCWAH).
Each MCW residency and fellowship program must document the number of graduating residents and fellows at the end of the academic year who have conducted research. For the purposes of this benchmark, research experience must occur during their training in the program and meet the criteria outlined below.
1. Research includes the following:
1.1 Any hypothesis driven scholarly activity is considered research (i.e., clinical, basic, translational, educational or quality improvement).
1.2 At least one of the following is acceptable: completed research project, comprehensive review of the literature, a meta-analysis, a case review that includes a detailed review of the literature.
Some, but not necessarily all, of the research must take place during training at MCW. For example, a research experience can be counted if the data was collected at another institution, but analyzed at MCW.
2. Dissemination of the research includes one of the following:
2.1 If the work is presented, it can take place in a college, local, regional or national setting.
2.1.1 All presentations are acceptable: poster, journal publication, book chapter, comprehensive review article, etc.
2.2 If an abstract is done, it must be presented or be accepted for presentation at an upcoming meeting.
2.3 If a manuscript is written, the manuscript must be one of the following: submitted and under review at a peer-reviewed journal, accepted in a peer-reviewed journal, or published in a peer-reviewed journal.
3. Housestaff must be listed as an author. Authorship must be consistent with MCW’s Principles for Authorship on Scientific and Scholarly Publications, including qualifications for authorship which are:
3.1 Substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data;
3.2 Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and
3.3 Final approval of the version to be published.
This policy was approved by the MCWAH Graduate Medical Education Council on April 19, 2010.