Literature Related Resources
These are some helpful resources I found when starting to do research in residency. Most programs require some level of research to be performed by the resident during their 3 years, whether it is a poster presentation (case, technique at a potential conference listed here) or manuscript submission to a publication (list of potential journals here). It is important to take part in this component of your residency and I hope the resources below are of some assistance.
- Medical and Scientific Writers' Workshop (Hospital for Special Surgery) - video course (free)
- This course provides guidelines for clear and efficient communication of ideas which is critical for scientific and medical publications. Well-written manuscripts are more likely to be accepted, become published articles and be read and cited by peers, which enhances the academic reputation of the authors and their institutions.
- Reference Building
- When working on a qproject, it is a good idea to keep all of your references/journals in order and build your works cited list as you go. Two great programs to do this are Mendeley and EndNote. I consider them the "iTunes of manuscript organization" where you can file them into folders, projects, key-words, etc. Furthermore both can be linked to programs like Microsoft Word and allow you to auto-populate a reference list as you work, re-arranging citations as sentences are moved and edits during the writing process, all while re-arranging the reference list as necessary. Mendeley is free while EndNote is a pay-for program. I personally have used Mendeley since I have started working and have never had an issue to date.