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Residency Program
COLON
and RECTAL SURGERY

Research Policy
  1. Each resident in the colon & rectal surgery residency program will be expected to complete a research project during the course of the academic year.
    1. This will involve project development & design, IRB submission, data collection/analysis, and will culminate in the production of a manuscript of publishable quality.
      1. This will be done with support from the faculty members of the division of colon and rectal surgery and will also utilize other institutional support as needed.

  2. It is expected that data collection & analysis will be completed by the deadline for submission to the annual meeting of the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, which is typically in November of each calendar year.
    1. To help accomplish this, the program director and/or faculty will work with the incoming resident prior to the official start date in order to identify potential research ideas, so that he/she may begin the process of IRB submission shortly after beginning the residency in July.

  3. While submission of research for presentation to the annual meeting of the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons is required, submission of additional work to both local and national scientific meetings is encouraged.

  4. Failure to comply with this policy will be reflected in resident evaluations in terms of the professionalism competency.
    1. Additionally, failure to produce a final manuscript prior to completion of the program may result in the resident not receiving full credit for completing the program, at the discretion of the program director and division chief.
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