New knowledge, skills, and techniques to treat patients optimally are always in the process of being discovered and developed, and the best physicians are those who continue to learn and grow throughout their careers.

Physicians entering our residency program are expected to develop familiarity with the process of how new knowledge is generated – that is, how good research is conducted and how physicians can best interpret and use the results of that research. This knowledge is crucial not only in training future leaders, researchers or academics, but also in training physicians to maintain competence in their clinical work.

With those goals in mind, our program has established a resident scholarship requirement, in which each resident must plan and complete a project of original scholarship under the supervision of a faculty mentor and formally present it to the professional community.