RESIDENT SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY PROJECT
Residents entering PGY1 after July 1, 2015, must complete a scholarly activity project before completing their PGY5 year. More information can be found on the Scholarly Activity Project page.
WHAT IS SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY?
Scholarly activity is defined as creative work that is peer reviewed and publicly disseminated. Scholarly activity includes the discovery of new knowledge, the development of new technologies or methods, and the integration of knowledge leading to new understanding. The CanMEDs framework includes the following definition: “As scholars, psychiatrists demonstrate a lifelong commitment to reflective learning, as well as the creation, dissemination, application and translation of medical knowledge.”
Scholarly activity includes a spectrum of activity from critical appraisal through quality assurance and chart review studies to prospective studies and experimental research.
There are several opportunities for residents to learn about and engage in scholarly activity within the residency program. These include, but are not limited to:
I DON'T HAVE ANY RESEARCH EXPERIENCE. HOW DO I GET STARTED?