Research represents an integral element in the training of all physicians. While no specific segment of time is allocated exclusively to research activities, each resident is encouraged to participate in surgical research projects throughout his or her training. Such participation is required at the R3, R4 and R5 levels. Clinical research is emphasized and done in conjunction with normal clinical activities. Basic science, bench research and animal laboratory facilities are not available
Residents are provided with the opportunity to present their studies during staff conferences, department conferences and local, regional and national meetings.
Education funds are available for statistical analysis, manuscript preparation, and audiovisual requirements. Transportation, lodging, meals and registration fees are provided by the department to residents presenting original research reports at regional or national meetings.
The Medical Library at Swedish provides a selective, current collection of clinical, research and administrative books, journals and audiovisual materials. There are numerous electronic resources available in the library, including: EBSCO (Medicine), MDConsult, Scientific American Medicine and full-text access to approximately 200 journals and 60 textbooks. Access to EBSCO and MDConsult is available from your home.
Microsoft Office is available in the patron computer room for use in preparing presentations and writing papers. CD-ROM tutorials and self-help books are available to assist your use of the programs. Basic assistance can be provided by library staff. Additional resources available include a scanner, a videotape player and audiotape players.
Library staff are available to do literature searches and order items not available in our local collection. You can request service in person or by fax, phone or e-mail.
Computers located in each team and call room are connected to the Swedish Intranet, the Internet and to patient information. A laptop and LCD is available for M & M Conference and other didactic conferences. Categorical residents are all provided with PDA's that will synchronize with their computers to provide current pharmaceutical and patient information. Technology education is available to residents through Swedish's IT Education Services, which includes training in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Word Forms, Email and Calendar Foundations. EPIC training is the patient information system used throughout Swedish and training is provided prior to starting the program.