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Resident Research

Participate in and conduct research

Residents in the Subspecialty Residency Training Program are expected to complete a research project during their residency. Residents learn the fundamentals of how to conduct research by participating in the research methodology course provided by the Department of Interdisciplinary Research at the IWK. You will have the opportunity to participate in research studies with our clinician scientists and other division members who have a broad range of research interests.

The Division of Infectious Diseases is closely linked with the Division of Medical Microbiology in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the QEII Health Sciences Centre and with the Dalhousie Department of Microbiology & Immunology. The three partner on a Bacterial Pathogenesis Research Program in an integrated laboratory space where members from the departments interact.

Our division has particular research strengths in vaccinology and viral infections. Residents may also choose to pursue other research areas, including:

  • hospital epidemiology
  • diagnostic microbiology
  • clinical infectious diseases
  • basic virology (HepC, HIV and influenza) and immunology
  • public health epidemiology
  • antimicrobial resistance