Residency Policies & Procedures
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.
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.
- 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
- Display skill in communicating research ideas and findings verbally,
including the ability to give research presentations.
- Demonstrate respect for others, compassion.
- Demonstrate integrity, accountability, responsible and ethical behavior.
- Demonstrate appropriate and responsible care of animals involved in
- 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.
- 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 .