Interns and residents invested in research and interested in conducting a systematic review can apply to be part of the Systematic Review Curriculum (SRC). Based out of the Department of Cardiovascular Disease and headed by Dr. Zain Asad, the goal of the SRC is to educate residents on evidence synthesis methods and provide them with research opportunities to implement their newly learned skills. Prior clinical research experience is not a requirement to apply.
If selected to participate in the SRC, categorical residents and interns are granted a research month elective in which they learn how to perform systematic reviews and meta-analysis. Though collaboration with Dr. Jessica Reese at the OU Hudson College of Public Health (hyperlink: https://publichealth.ouhsc.edu/) and Shari Clifton at Robert M Bird Health Sciences Library (https://library.ouhsc.edu/index), residents select a topic for a systematic review, attend didactic lectures, and complete assignments focused on conducting systematic research and meta-analysis. Through this “hands-on” approach, residents learn research methods that they are able to directly apply to their mentored research project.