It is the policy of the Orthopedic Residency program to provide residents with a sound academic and clinical education, which must be carefully planned and balanced with concerns for patient safety and resident well-being.

Our requirements include but is not limited to: Protocol creation, data mining, working with a statistician, writing an abstract, drafting a manuscript, submitting abstract for publication, presenting your research at a regional or national meeting, working with medical students and publishing your research project. PGY4 residents are required to submit a research project/abstract to the Florida Orthopaedic Society at the annual FOS meeting held in June.

In addition, each resident is expected to have at least one publishable study by the end of the fourth year of residency. The study should be submitted to a peer-reviewed journal during such period. This will give the resident a year to work on any editing and revisions of the manuscript for final acceptance.

Residents that have been invited to present research papers at a meeting, will be sent in addition to our normal conference attendance allotment.

If you have any questions regarding academic research or would like to be involved with current or future research projects in our department, please contact our Senior Clinical Research Coordinator, Paula Harriott, RN, BSN, CCRC at (321) 841-3867 or email: [email protected]

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