Resident Research Day

Resident Research Day

Each spring we have Resident Research Day which is a day where residents and postdocs in the Department of Surgery can show off their research efforts. Here, residents and postdocs formally present their research projects in the form of oral and poster presentations. A different Visiting Professor participates in Resident Research Day each year.

Categorical residents are required to submit a research proposal in the winter and present their topic during Resident Research Day as a poster or an oral presentation. Pre-existing work is acceptable, but novel research created for research day also is encouraged. This frequently also results in this work being presented and published in other forums including presentations at local, regional, or national meetings and publication in peer reviewed journals.

A recent peer-reviewed publication authored by UVa surgery residents and faculty examines the success of our Resident Research Day:
Resident research forums stimulate novel research within general surgical training programs. Dengel LT, Smith PW, Kron IL, Schirmer BD, Slingluff CL Jr, Schroen AT. J Surg Educ. 66(3):146-51, 2009.

All Faculty and Residents in the Dept. of Surgery are expected to attend Resident Research Day, and we are also well attended by other departments, other lab personnel as well as medical students. Twelve abstracts from Surgery Residents are chosen for oral presentation and competition. The remaining abstracts are entered in the poster competition. Judges are comprised of faculty members and the Visiting Professor. Monetary prizes are awarded to the top three oral and poster presentations.

The 2014 Resident Research Day will be held on April 15 in Jordan Hall Auditorium. The Visiting Professor will be Susan Mackinnon, MD, Chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine..


Here are some photos from previous Resident Research Days:

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