Resident Research

Building a strong foundation in research

We value research as a critical component for ensuring the care and education we provide continues to evolve and excel. We are proud to offer our residents a robust research program that sparks curiosity, fosters exceptional research skills and makes a difference to the communities we serve.

All of our Obstetrics and Gynaecology residents conduct a research project during residency. You will start with our Academic Skills Course – a four-week course designed to enhance your academic skills related to research and education. Faculty members will walk you through the process of determining a research question and developing it into a project that will result in a published manuscript. The course focuses on research skills (e.g., critical appraisal, research design, statistics, and other aspects of conducting a research project) and on skills related to being an educator.

Here is the time-line we suggest for resident research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: 


  • Complete Academic Skills Course
  • Identify research question and preceptor (possible project suggestions)
  • Develop proposal
  • Present proposal at Trainee Research Day 


  • Obtain ethics approval
  • Conduct research (using 1/2 day effectively) 


  • Finish project
  • Present project and results at Trainee Research Day
  • Present at other conferences (optional)
  • Draft research findings or manuscript 

PGY4 or PGY5

  • Submit research findings and/or manuscript to journal
  • Complete FITER (Research Preceptor and Research Director)