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December 5, 2012

Overcoming the Obstacles to Research During ResidencyWhat Does It Take?

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Internal Medicine Residency Program and Division of General Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, and the Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts. Dr Rothberg is now with the Department of Internal Medicine, Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.

JAMA. 2012;308(21):2191-2192. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.14587

Although most physicians work as clinicians and never perform research, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education requires that residents “participate in scholarly activity” and that programs “allocate adequate educational resources to facilitate resident involvement in scholarly activities.”1 The requirement varies by specialty, and programs are allowed considerable leeway in deciding how trainees will fulfill it.

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