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PRECEPTINGSUCCESSFUL RESIDENT RESEARCH PROJECTSSCOTT ALDRIDGE, PHARM.D., BCPS
SAINT LUKE’S HOSPITAL OF KC
• Describe the elements of a research timeline to keep resident projects at a pace that will ensure completion.
• Describe a systematic approach to generating new research project ideas or residents and/or students.
ASHP ACCREDITATION STANDARDS
REQUIRED COMPETENCY AREAS FOR PGY1 PROGRAMS
• 2015 standard• Goal R2.2: Demonstrate ability to evaluate and investigate
practice, review data, and assimilate scientific evidence to improve patient care and/or the medication use system.
BENEFITS OF CONDUCTING RESEARCH
• Learn project management
• Work as a team
• Advance patient care
• Make a lasting mark
• Contribute to medical literature
• Promote pharmacy profession
• Creative outlet
CHALLENGES OF CONDUCTING RESEARCH
• Lack of experience
• Unfamiliar environment
• No contacts
“The secret to getting ahead is getting started.”
Start from the finish line
Hit the ground running
Include all deadlines
Script the manuscript
Which of the following may be useful to include in a research timeline?
Deadlines for poster abstractsPeriodic evaluationsManuscript draft deadlinesAll of the above
Ideas and Project Selection
WANTS VS. NEEDS
• Resident wants…• something interesting• to make an impact; have a lasting effect• to publish their work
• Department needs…• to make fiscal impact• to justify new pharmacy services• to improve patient safety• to improve pharmacy operations
TRIMMING THE LIST
Defined purpose and objectivesFiscal impactReadinessDoable in available timeframeData easily retrievedPatient care/safety impactNovel ideaLinkage to dept/institution goalsPublishable
RESEARCH RANKING TOOL
Score projects for each of the criteria: 0=No, 1=Somewhat or Maybe, 2=Yes or Likely
Which of these is a criterion for an ideal residency project?
Broad scope with multiple objectivesReady for study by January 1Data is easily retrievable from EMRFiscal impact is negligible
“He who fails to plan, plans to fail.”--Anonymous
• Background and study rationale
• Study objectives
• Study design• Inclusion/exclusion criteria • Comparators• Data collection methods• Sample size estimates• Data analysis plan
Outsiders with experience
Which of these is a benefit of involving outside resources in projects?
Better study designStudents are cheap laborMore efficient usage of timeA and C only
• Residents need direction• How to get started
• Stay on track
• Avoid pitfalls
• Preceptors need help• More eyes = Better projects
• Research Committee
• Publication is the goal
Precepting Successful Resident Research ProjectsDisclosuresObjectivesASHP Accreditation Standards ��Required Competency Areas for PGY1 Programs�Benefits of conducting researchChallenges of conducting researchSlide Number 7Slide Number 8Slide Number 9Slide Number 10Slide Number 11Slide Number 12Wants vs. Needs�Slide Number 14Soliciting ideasTrimming the listResearch ranking toolSlide Number 18Project designRequired elementsEnlisting helpSlide Number 22Key PointsQuestions?