All residents, after the PGY-2 year, are expected to complete a scholarly activity project (clinical or basic science research, or a review) and present this work at the annual Resident's Research Symposium. The required work of scholarly activity is designed to facilitate understanding of research methodology and critical appraisal, and potentially spark interest in some to further a research career. This work can be a research project or it can be a comprehensive analytical review. Up to 6 periods (of 4 weeks) are allowed to undertake research projects, or the project may be completed coincidentally with clinical assignments. Projects are supervised by faculty in our department or in other disciplines, and are overseen by our Scholarly Activity Coordinator and Research Committee.