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Residency Policies & Procedures
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V. CLINICAL ROTATIONS

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES FOR RESEARCH ROTATIONS

Goal:  The goal of research rotations is to provide supervised experience in designing, conducting, and/or writing up results of research projects, or in reviewing and synthesizing a body of research literature.

Supervision:  Residents doing research rotations have a UW faculty research mentor. The expectation is that the mentor meets with the resident once a week and is available to respond to questions and critique scholarly products (e.g. drafts of research proposals, IRB applications, manuscripts) in a timely manner.

Objectives:
Residents completing research rotations are expected to:

1. Patient Care

  • Perform comprehensive, pertinent diagnostic interviews, using research diagnostic interviews and rating scales, as indicated.
  • Develop accurate diagnoses and thorough differential diagnoses.
  • Display understanding of patient care issues in research, including the responsible conduct of research, ethical issues, informed consent, and the need for referral to treatment resources outside the research study, as indicated.

2. Knowledge

  • Display appropriate knowledge of basic and clinical sciences relevant to the research project.
  • Display knowledge of study design and research methodology.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of biostatistics relevant to the research project.
  • Demonstrate the ability to synthesize information and place research findings into the context of existing literature.

3. Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

  • Locate and critically appraise scientific literature relevant to the research study.

4. Interpersonal and Communication Skills

  • Create and sustain effective therapeutic relationships with research subjects, patients, and families.
  • Work effectively with health care professionals (including those from other disciplines), research colleagues, and staff.
  • Display skill in communicating research findings and proposals in writing through manuscripts, IRB applications, and/or grant funding proposals.
  • Display skill in communicating research ideas and findings verbally, including the ability to give research presentations.

5. Professionalism

  • Demonstrate respect for others, compassion.
  • Demonstrate integrity, accountability, responsible and ethical behavior.
  • Demonstrate appropriate and responsible care of animals involved in research.
  • Demonstrate understanding of patients/research subjects and their illnesses in a sociocultural context, including displaying sensitivity to patients' culture, ethnicity, age, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual minority status, and/or disabilities.

6. Systems-Based Practice

  • Appropriately advocate for quality care of research subjects; help research subjects and patients in dealing with system complexities.

7. Leadership

  • Display effective team leadership skills, including the ability to triage, prioritize tasks, and delegate work as appropriate.

8. Educational Attitudes

  • Display openness to supervision; accept constructive criticism.
  • Seek direction when appropriate; demonstrate eagerness to learn .

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