Do your residents avoid reading primary literature? Are they falling asleep during your research lectures? Low engagement, poor understanding…we had the same problems incorporating research in our resident curriculum. Then, in 2016, using concepts in adult learning theory, we transformed our curriculum and have improved our students understanding and engagement in research. Our research curriculum is now rated as one of the most engaging in the residency, and our residents are increasingly involved in meaningful research collaborations.
This short didactic, created for clinician researchers, residency leadership, and future academic emergency physicians combines evidence-based learning theory with advances in resident education to present 5 simple, effective methods you can immediately use to improve your resident research curriculum and journal club for your millennial learners. We will focus on principles of adult education (short, deep and flipped), and how they can be maximized to engage residents, medical students, and young faculty members to enhance your residency research curriculum and inspire the next generation of emergency medicine researcher.