Resident and Fellows Research Course

The Resident & Fellows Research Course is designed to teach residents and fellows the fundamentals of developing and conducting a research study.  The course consists of a combination of didactic lectures and small group workshops.  The course is held in Block 5 of each academic year.

  1. Overview

    Throughout the 4-week course, residents will take an idea for a research project and develop a proposal.  There will be ample time set aside for independent work to ensure that residents make progress on their project.

    What is the Research Course and Resident Expectations 2021

    Guideline for Assignments

    Supervisor List

  2. Topics covered will include:

    • Defining a research question or project aim
    • Choosing the appropriate study design
    • Searching the medical literature
    • Defining hypotheses, objectives and outcome measures
    • Refining methods
    • Analyzing data – an introduction to biostatistics
    • Research Ethics
    • Overview of the application process for scientific and ethical review
    • Quality improvement project design and analysis

All participating residents in the Research Course are required to present a poster at Research Day. Senior General Pediatric residents and subspecialty residents are also invited to present posters or to enter the abstract competition to win a chance to give an oral presentation. Prizes are given for the peer-reviewed top scoring poster in each session.

Save the date: November 18, 2021

Research Day 2020 Detailed Program

 

Poster Requirements

Schedule

Calendar

Lectures will be linked each morning if available.

Oct 25

Oct 26

  • Study D&A Types of Data: Dr. Anna Funk
  • Study D&A Overview of Design: Dr. Brent Hagel
  • Essentials in Grant Writing/Pitfalls: Dr. Susa Benseler

Oct 27

  • Study D&A Statistics: Dr. Gerry Giesbrecht
  • A Housewife's Guide to Paper Writing: Dr. Susa Benseler
  • Study D&A Cohort Studies: Dr. Brent Hagel

Oct 29

  • Qualitative Research Methods: Dr. Katie Chaput

Lectures will be linked each morning if available. 

Nov 1

  • Working with Administrative Data: Dr. David Johnson

Nov 2

  • Study D&A Diagnostic Studies: Dr. Steven Greenway
  • Practical Tips for Recruitment: Dr. Adam Kirton
  • Getting the Green Light: Requirements for REB and AHS approval processes: Nicole Romanow
  • Budget and Timeline: Dr. Steven Greenway

Nov 3

  • Study D&A Randomized Controlled Trials: Dr. Anna Funk

Lectures will be linked each morning if available. 

Nov 8

  • Quality Improvement Methodology: Dr. Jennifer Thull-Freedman
  • Creating Posters: Dr. Gerry Giesbrecht

Nov 9

  • Intro to Health Economics: Dr. Karen Kam
  • Ethical Issues: Dr. Julie Lauzon & Dr. Stacey Page
  • Presenting Your Results: Dr. Adam Kirton

Nov 10

  • Study D&A Case Control Studies: Dr. Brent Hagel
  • Survey Design/Analysis: Dr. Nadia Luca

Nov 12

  • Applications of Simulation-based Research in Pediatrics: Dr. Jeffrey Lin

Who We Are

Course Committee

Dr. Steven Greenway
E: steven.greenway@ahs.ca

Dr. Jennifer Thull-Freedman
E: jennifer.thull-freedman@ahs.ca

Research Course Coordinator

Jolene Haddad
E: jolene.haddad@ahs.ca
T: 403.955.7780