Innovative strategies to increase resident scholarly activity and engage faculty support.

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As the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) moved to the Next Accreditation System, the emphasis on scholarship increased substantially for trainees as well as faculty. Citations reflecting this new emphasis have become more common. In this article, the authors provide a systematic approach to increase resident participation in scholarly activities.The barriers associated with implementing requirements for scholarly activities have been identified as lack of time, lack of research facilities, lack of mentors, lack of funding and interest among the faculty. 1 2Review of the literature evaluating interventions to increase resident scholarly activity in training programs, demonstrated that effective interventions included protected research time, research curricula, research directors, dedicated research days and research tracks.3Combining or bundling interventions appeared to be most successful in attaining the desired outcomes—suggesting that programs may need to provide both increased structure and rigor through multiple pathways.3 While the findings from the literature demonstrate that increases in scholarly activities are attainable through a variety of interventions, there is little guidance provided on how to be successful.2–4We propose short-term and long-term strategies that can be replicated by other programme directors.Establish a requirement for …





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Das, SU, and ME Bar-on (2018). Innovative strategies to increase resident scholarly activity and engage faculty support. Journal of investigative medicine : the official publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research, 66(1). pp. e2–e3. 10.1136/jim-2017-000550 Retrieved from

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Samrat Umasankar Das

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

My interests include pediatric hospital medicine, graduate and undergraduate medical education, inter professional education, simulation education and observational studies to improve clinical practice in the area of inpatient pediatrics.

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