Resident Research and Quality Improvement
All residents are required to participate in research and to present their active project at Resident’s Research Day in June. There are other opportunities for scholarly activity including journal club, departmental, local, and regional presentations, publication of case reports, and participation in other research activities in or outside the department.
All residents also participate in Quality Improvement projects during their training. The goals of this part of the program are for the residents to develop an understanding of clinical research and its application to the practice of medicine, and for the residents to understand the requirements of human research. The residents will develop written and verbal communication skills by verbally presenting a research project, and they will also develop an improved understanding of statistical evaluation of data.
The UNMC Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) supports resident research and quality improvement with the Education Research Collaborative that offers support for such things as study design, data collection and research analysis. Also see: 1. GME Research Journal. 2. GME Research Symposium
Each resident works with a faculty advisor on their project, who in turn works with the research director and the program director for advice and guidance.
In the history of the residency program, a wide spectrum of topics have been researched by residents and a few of these are:
- “The Impact of ‘Meds to Beds’ on Postpartum Opioid Use” Drs. Kelsie Cabrera and Anna Gorman
- “Human Papilloma Virus Immunization Administration” Dr. Garth Summers
- “Maternal Outcomes Associated with Skin to Skin Contact After Birth” Dr. Jaime Seeman
- “Patient Education Preferences in the Mobile Age” Dr. Gina Torpin
UNMC OB-GYN Resident Publications
1. Endometrial Cancer. Casey MJ, Summers GK, Crotzer D.2020 Jul 13. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2020 Jan–.PMID: 30252237
2. Survival outcomes of minimally invasive versus open radical hysterectomy for low-risk, early-stage cervical cancer. Summers G, Tierney B, Crotzer D.Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2020 Jun;149(3):380-381. doi: 10.1002/ijgo.13122. Epub 2020 Mar 10.PMID: 32077088
3. Minimal access to male fertility prices online: an analysis of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) clinics. Larsen RG, Bowdino CS, Mathes MA, Gustin SL, Deibert CM.Transl Androl Urol. 2020 Oct;9(5):2107-2112. doi: 10.21037/tau-20-944.PMID: 33209673
4. A Syngeneic Murine Model of Endometriosis using Naturally Cycling Mice. Richards EG, Rehmer JM, Mathes MA, Esakov EL, Braley C, Joehlin-Price A, Chiesa-Vottero A, Reizes O.J Vis Exp. 2020 Nov 24;(165). doi: 10.3791/61960.PMID: 33311435