At USF/FOI, scholarly research is integrated into the core curriculum. With dedicated research blocks both during PGY-2 and PGY-4, our residents are highly productive in research endeavors from basic science to clinical trials.
The residents spend a portion of this time at the Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE) where they are frequently involved in clinical and biomechanical studies in all orthopaedic subspecialties. At the FORE foundation they work hand in hand with a team of basic science as well as clinical researchers. In addition to these clinical opportunities, our residents have access to a comprehensive team of facilitators including statisticians, epidemiologist and research coordinators which help efficiently produce novel work.
In addition to dedicated research blocks, residents are encouraged to continue their research experience during their clinical rotations. Given our involvement in various institutions all throughout Tampa Bay, our residents have access to extensive databases which help answer complex and challenging questions within orthopaedics.
All together, our residents present their work broadly at local, region, national and international meetings. In addition, several of our residents have research grant funding to pursue their endeavors. Residents are expected to complete at least one to two research projects that are of sufficient quality to present at national meetings and publish in peer-reviewed journals. They do so successfully, publishing in some of the most high-powered journals in orthopaedics. Our immersion in research brings our residents to the forefront of academia and prepares them for a successful career as leaders in the orthopaedic community.