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Resident Research Projects

As part of the educational experience, all third year residents are expected to complete a formal research project of publishable quality and present the results of this research at the Annual Residents' Day. This is held in conjunction with the Charles A. Hunter, Jr., Lecture and the Resident Banquet honoring the Chief Residents in June of each year.

Each project is conducted with a Faculty Mentor who assists in the design and conduct of the project. A team of judges from outside the Department awards prizes for excellence.

The following are selected recent research project titles:

  • “Patient Knowledge and Attitudes toward Cervical Cancer Screening after the Implementation of the 2012 Screening Guidelines”
    Resident Author: Jayanti Clay, MD
  • “A Retrospective Cohort Study Investigating How Patients Value Anatomical and Symptomatic Outcomes After Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy
    Resident Author:  Emily Hom, MD
  • “Impact of Prolonged Laparoscopy:  A Retrospective Review of Laparoscopic Hysterectomy”
    Resident Author: Katherine McHugh, MD
  • “Impact of Immediate Postpartum Contraception on the Rate of Rapid Repeat Pregnancy in adolescents in an Urban System”
    Resident Author: Neena Qasba, MD
  • “Exploring Preoperative Risk Factors to Predict the Need for Surgical Staging/Lymphadnectomy in Endometrial Cancer – A Validation Study”
    Resident Author: Jerlinda Ross, MD
  • “Correlation Between Autoimmune Connective Tissue Disorders and Pelvic Prolapse”
    Resident Author:  Jennifer Thompson, MD
  • “Patient Priorities and Beliefs: Counseling and Decision Making for Trial of Labor after Cesarean”
    Resident Author:  Katherine Williams, MD
  • “Current Practices and Opinions Regarding Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Gynecologic Malignancies”
    Resident Author: Paul Mayor, MD
  • “Exploring Maternal Morbidity During Induction of Labor for Preeclapsia”
    Resident Author:  Holly Little, MD
  • “Use of a Risk Assessment Tool to Increase Appropriate Venous Thromboembolic Event (VTE) Prophylaxis in Benign Gynecologic Surgery”
    Resident Author:  Nicole Scott, MD

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