Throughout their training, residents with interest in research and documented clinical accomplishments are encouraged to participate in research under the direction of Dr. Nick Knezevic and Dr. George Crystal. Several residents have presented their research results at the MARC meeting, ASA, IARS, and other national meetings of anesthesiology.
Our department encourages all residents to participate in the annual Midwest Anesthesia Residents' Conference (MARC), in which oral/poster presentations are given on interesting cases or on-going research within the department.
The quality of resident research is exemplified by the fact that residents frequently have won special awards for their presentations. The primary objective of this rotation is to acquire knowledge in: Basic Physiological Research and Clinical Pharmacological Research.
Research assistance is given to residents regarding the following services:
- Conceptual assistance with study design and selection of variables
- Instruction in evaluation of the medical literature
- Assistance in preparing for evidence based journal clubs
- Preparation of materials for IRB submission
- Survey design and questionnaire development
- Design of data coding process and data input using Excel
- Statistical analysis using SPSS, R, and/or STATA and assistance with interpretation of results
- Assistance with preparation of graphs and tables
- Medical editing and preparation of supporting materials for manuscript submission to journals
- Assistance with dissemination of results (preparation of abstracts, posters, manuscripts, conference presentations)
- Tracking of resident research projects with regular updates to Program Director
- Liaison with other key departments (medical library, IRB Coordinator)