Research training among pediatric residency programs: A national assessment

Erika L. Abramson, Monique M. Naifeh, Michelle D. Stevenson, Christopher Todd, Emilie D. Henry, Ya Lin Chiu, Linda M. Gerber, Su-Ting Terry Li

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Purpose The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) states that "residents should participate in scholarly activity. However, there is little guidance for effectively integrating scholarly activity into residency. This study was conducted to understand how pediatric residency programs meet ACGME requirements and to identify characteristics of successful programs. Method The authors conducted an online cross-sectional survey of all pediatric residency program directors in October 2012, assessing program characteristics, resident participation in scholarly activity, program infrastructure, barriers, and outcomes. Multivariate logistic regression was used to identify characteristics of programs in the top quartile for resident scholarly activity participation. Results The response rate was 52.8% (105/199 programs). Seventy-seven (78.6%) programs required scholarly activity, although definitions were variable. When including only original research, systematic reviews or meta-analyses, and case reports or series with references, resident participation averaged 56% (range 0%-100%). Characteristics associated with high-participation programs included a scholarly activity requirement (odds ratio [OR] = 5.5, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.03-30.0); program director belief that all residents should present work regionally or nationally (OR = 4.7, 95% CI = 1.5-15.1); and mentorship by >25% of faculty (OR = 3.6, CI = 1.2-11.4). Only 47.1% (41) of program directors were satisfied with resident participation, and only 30.7% (27) were satisfied with the quality of research training provided. Conclusions The findings suggest that resident scholarly activity experience is highly variable and suboptimal. Identifying characteristics of successful programs can improve the resident research training experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1674-1680
Number of pages7
JournalAcademic Medicine
Volume89
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 11 2014

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Internship and Residency
Graduate Medical Education
Accreditation
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
Pediatrics
Research
resident
Mentors
Meta-Analysis
Cross-Sectional Studies
Logistic Models
participation
director
confidence
accreditation
graduate
education
experience
logistics

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Abramson, E. L., Naifeh, M. M., Stevenson, M. D., Todd, C., Henry, E. D., Chiu, Y. L., ... Li, S-T. T. (2014). Research training among pediatric residency programs: A national assessment. Academic Medicine, 89(12), 1674-1680. https://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0000000000000404

Research training among pediatric residency programs : A national assessment. / Abramson, Erika L.; Naifeh, Monique M.; Stevenson, Michelle D.; Todd, Christopher; Henry, Emilie D.; Chiu, Ya Lin; Gerber, Linda M.; Li, Su-Ting Terry.

In: Academic Medicine, Vol. 89, No. 12, 11.12.2014, p. 1674-1680.

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Abramson, EL, Naifeh, MM, Stevenson, MD, Todd, C, Henry, ED, Chiu, YL, Gerber, LM & Li, S-TT 2014, 'Research training among pediatric residency programs: A national assessment', Academic Medicine, vol. 89, no. 12, pp. 1674-1680. https://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0000000000000404
Abramson EL, Naifeh MM, Stevenson MD, Todd C, Henry ED, Chiu YL et al. Research training among pediatric residency programs: A national assessment. Academic Medicine. 2014 Dec 11;89(12):1674-1680. https://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0000000000000404
Abramson, Erika L. ; Naifeh, Monique M. ; Stevenson, Michelle D. ; Todd, Christopher ; Henry, Emilie D. ; Chiu, Ya Lin ; Gerber, Linda M. ; Li, Su-Ting Terry. / Research training among pediatric residency programs : A national assessment. In: Academic Medicine. 2014 ; Vol. 89, No. 12. pp. 1674-1680.
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