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June 9, 1999

The Realities of Resident Research Requirements

Author Affiliations

Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1999;281(22):2089. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-281-22-jbk0609

To the Editor: The Resident Physician Forum by Dr Neale and colleagues1 addressed the important topic of research during residency and provided a valuable and concise guide for young physicians. A common problem among residents is the need to identify a faculty mentor who would be willing to educate them in how to present a scientific report. Residents usually have limited experience in research and during their residency probably will complete fewer projects than a research assistant. Also, the mentor has to arrange his or her schedule around the resident's schedule.