​Scientific Paper Requirements And Suggested Format(s)

Residents are required to submit a scientific or research paper each year, with the exception of the first year of training. As a substitute for one of the scientific/research papers a resident may, for one year only, substitute a poster or exhibit. This must be approved by the Program Director and only one presented can be credited.

Residents may also choose to do a multi-year research project according to the following schedule:

  • OGME-2: Letter of commitment, hypothesis and literature search.
  • OGME-3: Materials and methods with raw data and a summary progress report.
  • OGME-4: Rough draft of final papers. Letter indicating which periodical the paper will be submitted to for possible publication.
  • OGME-5: Final paper of publishable quality.

Residents must be prepared to present to the Program Director their plan for a research or scientific paper at their first quarterly review each academic year. Completed papers are due at the end of the academic year, with the exception of the final year at which time the paper is due by January 1.