Greater Lansing - Ortho Research GME

All residents are required to complete a research project as noted within the Basic Standards for Residency Training in Orthopedic Surgery. The type and format of the research project must be in compliance with the Basic Standards for Residency Training in Orthopedic Surgery.

Evaluating research requires that an opinion be formed regarding the overall creditability of a study. In addition, the ability to communicate new and essential medical information to the medical and lay community is a critical skill that all osteopathic orthopedic surgical residents should strive to acquire.

Over the course of a residency program, residents should be exposed to the development of scientific research. In order to successfully complete residency training in Orthopedic Surgery, residents must submit a scientific project for each of the following years in training PGY 3, PGY 4, and PGY 5. These are due in the PGY 3, PGY 4, and PGY 5 year. It is mandatory for MGL residents to present their research project at MSUCOM/SCS research program in June of the fifth year of residency. It is strongly urged that the resident present at the spring AOAO meeting. Additionally, it is also strongly recommended that the resident submit their presentation at any available local or regional program that allows for this venue.

In addition to fulfilling the research requirements to fulfill the Basic Standards for Residency Training in Orthopedic Surgery, residents are required to be involved in research from the beginning of their residency training at McLaren Greater Lansing to prepare them for advanced research projects later in their careers. Therefore, all first year residents (PGY-1) are required to submit an abstract for presentation at the annual Mid-Michigan Regional Research Day, which occurs annually, in April

A research project or poster presentation requires a great deal of time and effort. Assistance is available through MSUCOM/SCS, as well as through the Medical Education Department. Assistance in proper preparation of the poster presentation is also available.