Resident Research Program

  • Residents are required to complete a minimum of one high-quality research study for publication in a top-tier orthopaedic journal.
  • Each resident presents his/her research thesis at the Annual Arkansas Orthopaedic Forum.
  • Residents are strongly encouraged to submit at least one grant application during their residency, most typically for their thesis project.

Resident Research Resources

  • A Resident Research Committee is in place and residents present updates on their research to the committee annually. This committee has members from orthopedics, microbiology, endocrinology, physiology, health literacy, health policy/management, pharmacology, and biostatistics. The goal of the committee is to provide a group of advisors and contacts who can help residents find the data and resources they need to complete meaningful orthopaedic research.
  • The department has a Resident Research Fund that has been established to provide pilot funding for projects, with the goal of enabling residents to then apply for larger grants to fund promising research.
  • Assistance with obtaining Internal Review Board approval for patient-based research studies is available within the department.
  • Dedicated orthopaedic biostatistical help is also available to residents.
  • Reference software for manuscript creation is supplied by the department.
  • Residents who are awarded podium presentations as primary authors at research meetings are supported by the department to cover travel costs.