All residents entering into the General Surgery Residency program of the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, Department of Surgery are required to complete a minimum of one research study. It is required that, for completion of the research requirement, the residents complete the study and write a manuscript in anticipation of submission of the manuscript for publication in an accepted journal. The requirement is met when the manuscript is polished to the level of publication quality. Manuscripts must be submitted to the Research Scientist or Chairperson of the Department of Surgery Research Council no later than July 1 of the residents fifth year or there may be a delay in the resident's receiving their program certificate.
All research projects must be approved by the Surgery Research Council and should be processed through the Surgery Research Scientist. Research projects shall be either prospective or retrospective studies in order to fulfill the research requirement. All research projects must be approved by the KUSM-W Institutional Review Board (IRB) and specific hospital IRBs where implemented. Projects that have not received IRB approval will not be approved toward fulfilling the research requirement.