Scholarly training objectives and requirements for paediatric residents in Canada
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In the absence of national standards for scholarly requirements, paediatric resident training varies significantly across Canadian programs. This variability may contribute to significant differences in trainee experiences and productivity. A panel of coordinators of paediatric resident research programs from across Canada met in 2014, to share experiences and identify barriers to successful resident scholarly activity. A survey of all programs was completed in 2015. A scoping review and series of meetings led to the development of a proposed list of expectations, timelines for successful completion and consequences for not completing a scholarly project. We propose a harmonized list of scholarly competencies and activities for paediatric residents in Canada to accomplish before completing their training. We also propose that programs implement standardized timelines and consequences in the event that a resident does not meet their program's scholarly expectations.
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