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The mission of the Investigation Distinction is to foster and facilitate career development of our residents who are interested to be leaders in academic research.

  • Residents will acquire knowledge in research methods (basic, translational, clinical, outcomes, etc).
  • Residents will learn how to present scholarly work, provide structured feedback to peers on their work, write scientifically, and approach ethical/legal considerations in research.
  • Residents will appreciate the importance of mentorship, career development, and collaboration. This will create a community of like-minded individuals to promote idea-sharing and networking.
  • This will facilitate career development of our residents through developing an investigative skill set, attending relevant didactic presentations, enhanced scholarly output, and networking.


Statistics in Medicine: Free, self-paced, online course from Stanford. Requires making an account on their website. Other courses (i.e. bedside ultrasound) are also available on the site.

edX: Free online courses from Harvard, Berkley, University of Texas, MIT, and others.