The residents participate in a yearly research retreat. All are required to actively participate in departmental quality improvement projects. The monthly Journal club encourages critical thinking and appreciation of research methods, and to review scientific data knowledgably. Grand Rounds, which occur weekly, also serve as a forum to interact with visiting speakers. Annual continuing medical education conference hosted by our department provides additional opportunities for learning. Research methods and scholarly activities are further enhanced via an abundance of seminar presentations led by our faculty. They have the opportunity to present research at SoM Van Liere research day and Quality Improvement projects at GME Week.