The purpose of the General Surgery Scholarly Activity Program is to provide residents with a strong foundation in research, ensure their effectiveness in evaluating the care of the patient in terms of best practices and their proficiency in critical appraisal of peer-reviewed literature. This will help residents develop a pattern of lifelong learning habits.
The Scholarly Activity Program is designed to fulfill the residency program's practice-based learning goals. Scholarly activities of residents and faculty are documented and assessed regularly as part of the General Surgery Program evaluation and through the annual ACGME Faculty and Resident Survey.
This executive summary is organized into three parts. In Part I, scholarly activity processes and structure are identified and described. Part II provides further details regarding resources in place to support activities. Part III includes a list of faculty and resident activities over the last 5 years.