Excellence in clinical care and patient service can only be achieved when a surgeon develops critical thinking, and learns to develop evidenced-based practices. Importantly, research supports continued evolvement of our clinical practice, allowing for the highest level care and best outcomes.
Accordingly, a structured program has been developed to incorporate a research experience into surgical training at LSU Health Shreveport. Early in the PGY1 year, online Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) training is required, and specific guidance is given for identifying and developing a research idea, study design, and submitting an appropriate IRB application. Basic guidance and support with biostatistics is also provided. A research handbook is included in the orientation materials. Our successful model involves pairing of a surgical trainee with a faculty research mentor who is able to provide direct guidance and oversight to insure the quality and success of the research experience.
PGY 2-4 residents will design and complete an annual original research project involving a clinical, quality, translational, or basic science topic. This project will be presented to the Department as a brief presentation, and constructive advice given for improvement and future directions. Based on faculty evaluations of the research presentations, four residents will be chosen as finalists for the research award. They will present their work during the annual Abramson conference. The best of these will be recognized with an Annual Research award.
The Resident Research website provides timely and relevant information to incoming research residents in order to assist in guiding their choice of a research pathway, identifying a research mentor, and showcasing the hard work and commitment displayed throughout each research endeavor. The role of the Department of Surgery Research Committee and Research Management team includes advising residents regarding selection of research topics, faculty mentors, and study design, as well as, monitoring resident progress throughout the life of each research project to ensure delivery of adequate resources and oversight.
Terry C. Lairmore, MD, FACS
Professor of Clinical Surgery
Director of Surgical Research
Department of Surgery | Room 3-239
Phone: (318) 675-7569
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Please join me in sending a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to the faculty and residents whose abstracts have been selected for LA-ACS Virtual Annual Meeting to be held March 5-7, 2021. The Department of Surgery will proudly represent LSUHS with a grand total of 11 abstract presentations.
Congratulations to Dr. Navdeep Samra and Dr. Ary Dotiwala on acceptance of abstract for digital poster presentation by Southern Medical Association's Southern Regional Assembly.
Congratulations to Dr. Rob Willard and Dr. Navdeep Samra for abstract acceptance and presentation at Association for Academic Surgery's 15th Annual Academic Surgical Congress.
to Dr. Tyler Briley for abstract acceptance and presentation at the LSU Health Shreveport's 5th Annual Regional Poster Presentation.