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Table 2 General resident research survey results (n= 43)

From: The research rotation: competency-based structured and novel approach to research training of internal medicine residents

Response to survey questions Non-rotators (n= 15) Research rotators (n = 28) P Value*
  Yes/Total
1. # of residents who believe research is important in residency training? 15 24 NS
2. Ever use (where applicable) the following resources for research during your training?
Research Director 7 27 <0.05
Faculty mentors/assistance 11 24 NS
On line resources (database searches, journals, presentation support – computer, software etc) 13 28 NS
Time (other than research rotation) 9 22 NS
Biostatistics course 11 21 NS
Research requirement for graduation 12 25 NS
Adequate emphasis on research activities by program 12 26 NS
Department research competition 10 15 NS
Other research forum opportunities (Institutional, State, National conferences) 9 18 NS
3. What is the single most important barrier to research during the time of residency training?
   • Lack of resident time 14 27 NS
   • Lack of resident interest 4 7 NS
   • Lack of money 2 5 NS
   • Lack of teaching program or materials- 2 4 NS
   • Lack of faculty time 6 7 NS
   • Lack of computers or software 0 1 NS
   • Lack of faculty role models and mentors 6 6 NS
   • Lack of faculty interest 4 7 NS
4. Residents rating of their specific training in the following components of research during your residency training?
  Mean Score+
Evidenced based topic review (e.g. to search articles on a specific clinical question and gather articles, critique, rank evidence and conclude the answer to the clinical question) 3.2 4.1 <0.05#
Critical appraisal of literature (e.g. analyze and interpret individual study findings) 3.4 3.7 NS#
Original research projects 2.9 3.7 <0.05#
Journal club discussions 3.4 3.7 NS#
  1. * by Fisher's exact test for proportions
  2. # by Mann Whitney U test
  3. + 1 poor 2 satisfactory 3 average 4 good 5 excellent