Research Requirements

Research is a requirement for all of our residents. Our research curriculum follows an outline which is geared towards publication in the final year.

During intern year, our PGY-1 residents are required to present a Case Report. This case report will be presented during Didactics during the second half of the intern year. It is also expected that during the year, interns identify a research idea and begin working on a hypothesis. The resident will select a faculty research mentor.

Second year residents are expected to work on completing research protocol and submitting that protocol for approval. The goal is for the project to achieve IRB approval by the end of the first half of the year with hopes that the project begins collecting data the second half of PGY-2 year. PGY-2 residents present their project ideas and protocols at the Annual Morehouse School of Medicine OBGYN Resident Research Day.

Third year residents should be data gathering and analyzing the data collected. By the second half of the PGY-3 year, data should be analyzed and the project prepared for presentation at Resident Research Day.

Fourth year residents are expected to submit their finished projects to local, regional, and national meetings for poster and or oral presentations as well as to journals for publication.

Our research process is streamlined to promote residents’ scholarly activity. Residents also have rotation blocks in which a portion of that time is dedicated to complete resident research [PGY -1 , PGY-2, PGY-4].

22nd Annual Resident Research Day - June 4, 2023

The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology hosts Resident Research Day, annually, on the first Friday of June. This event allows our PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents to present their research projects and discuss the results with the MSM community.  This year's Resident Research Day was a hybrid virtual and in-person event with high engagement.   

Our keynote speaker and judge, Dr. Zsakeba Henderson, Founder & CEO of Equity Safety and Wellbeing Consultants, LLC and Senior Health Advisor at the National Institute for Children's Health Quality (NICHQ), gave a wonderful presentation titled, “Addressing the U.S. Maternal and Infant Health Crisis.” Dr. Henderson's lecture provided our residents and faculty additional tools to think critically and creatively on how to continue moving forward Morehouse School of Medicine's vision of leading the creation and advancement of health equity.

Dr. Lauren Gibbs, PGY-4, was selected as the winner of the 2023 Nelson McGhee Jr., M.D., Ph.D. Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident Research Day Award for her project, “Resident-Run Clinics: Preconception Care and Infertility Management for Underserved Populations”.  Congratulations Dr. Gibbs!

Click the image of the Resident Research Day brochure below to read more about the history of the OBGYN Department and for a list of current resident research projects.