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Residents' Research Corner

The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine's NMM/OMM +1 Residency Program encourages research and scholarly work as it provides training and mentorship for such endeavors. As a requirement of the program, residents must complete a scholarly activity. Research may be directed to the resident’s interest within a NMM/OMM focus. 

Research training includes:

  • Required CITI training: The CITI program is a subscriptive service providing research ethics education to all members of the research community.
  • MSUCOM Statewide Campus System Research Training Course for Residents: Within this course there are 20 modules which include post assessment assignments and quizzes for resident portfolios. Completion of modules will lead the trainee to develop a hypothesis, complete a literature review, have a protocol ready to submit to the IRB, and learn to collect data. You must have password to register.
  • Resident Research Manual: This manual was written by a COM residency graduate and provides a good outline of research basics.
  • MSUCOM Statewide Campus System Library Skills Tutorial Series: These informative sessions include database descriptions, basic research strategies, searching specific medical databases, evaluating medical research literature, how to do a case presentation and bibliographic management.
  • MSUCOM Statewide Campus System Journal Club Series: These are five program modules cover assessing medical research literature, practice assessing well done and not so well done research articles, and examples of good journal club discussions and presentations. These modules give residents and faculty a solid foundation in assessing and critiquing medical research literature.
  • OsteoBlast Journal Club: In order to practice skillful presentation and literature review techniques, residents participate in a weekly journal club presentation. Articles are reviewed from OsteoBlast, an AAO mailing.

Additional Resources:

  • Here is just one of many Research Poster Template options you may use when creating a research poster. Another example is listed on the NEOMEN OPTI website.                                                                      

Examples of Past Residents Scholarly Activities :

  • 2014: Dr. Michael Leins awarded first place in regional scientific poster competition sponsored by NEOMEN
  • 2015: Dr. Precious Barnes awarded second place in international scientific poster competition sponsored by the 2015 Fascia Congress
  • Lund/Carreiro JAOA article
  • Edwards/Lund/Carreiro JAOA article
  • Pierce-Talsma/Edwards Poster Presentation 

It is our hope that residents will share their research projects with the community by posting them at this site.