The Residency Experience
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The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Neurology Residency Program leverages the combined expertise of the School of Medicine and Sanford Health to offer residents an opportunity to conduct Neurology related research.
Each resident is provided the resources and mentoring necessary to develop a strong research background through education and experience. Through participation in high-quality research projects residents will learn how to develop a hypothesis, review the literature, design an experiment, write a research protocol, prepare and submit protocols for review by the Institutional Review Board, acquire and analyze research data, and prepare the results for submission for publication or presentation at local, regional, or national meetings. The research training will involve hands-on research in a laboratory or clinical setting to enhance the understanding of developing and fostering research to improve care.
Research is an important component of the four-year residency program. Residents must complete at least one publishable research project and are afforded the opportunity to present their research project at local, regional, and national meetings. Furthermore, they are encouraged to submit a manuscript about their research to a peer-reviewed Neurology journal. Guidance and assistance with a resident’s research study will provided by Sanford Health dedicated clinical research team. The clinical research team provides the necessary infrastructure and oversight for residents to participate in successful clinical research. Sanford Neurology Research has a blend of ongoing investigator initiated and sponsored clinical research studies that residents may participate in. All residents will be given two full months of time devoted to research during the PGY-4 year of their residency. Additionally, residents are encouraged to participate in research during the other years of residency as well. The research education component of the Residency Program provides residents an opportunity to critically evaluate current Neurological practices, to participate in research endeavors designed to advance the health and treatment of people with Neurological disorders.
The neurology residency devotes every Thursday afternoon from noon to 5 p.m. for didactic lectures including grand rounds, clinical and diagnostic reasoning, journal clubs, clinical science and basic neuroscience lectures. Residents are free of clinical duty during these hours to optimize the learning experience.