Research Track residents will receive comprehensive research training by participating in didactic coursework and other learning opportunities outside the laboratory. They will obtain knowledge in
- ethics/ responsible conduct of research
- biostatistics and study design
- career development/ leadership
- communication of research findings
- scientific writing
- individualized coursework specific to the field of study.
The didactic portion of the curriculum incorporates a variety of OSU programs available through the CCTS and the Office of Physician-Scientist Training and Education.
We offer our residents a total of 16 months of protected time for research. Service requirements are reduced in a manner to allow time to pursue research. As appropriate, protected time can be scheduled in blocks (basic science research) or as a longitudinal experience (translational or clinical research). Residents broaden their experience through didactic lectures, practical workshops on biostatistics, grant writing and manuscript writing and direct involvement in ongoing research projects under the guidance and mentorship of a senior investigator. Ongoing support and guidance from faculty leaders and scientific mentors provide a rich, supportive learning environment for residents’ as they progress through the program.