The Douglas S. Moodie Annual Pediatric Research Day

This day highlights current research being performed by residents and fellows at Cleveland Clinic Children’s. Residents have the opportunity to share a presentation of a scholarly project at this annual event in May. This may include a basic science or clinical research study, a quality improvement initiative, or a community-based advocacy project. Awards are presented for the best research projects at the end of the day.

Research rotation

Residents have the option to participate in a longitudinal research elective to design, implement, and present a research project. Residents participate in a research curriculum, which provides a framework for their rotation, and guidance on everything from IRB application to drafting a manuscript. Residents who participate in this elective present at the Douglas S. Moodie Annual Pediatric Research Day. Many residents have also presented their work at regional and national meetings and have authored manuscripts published in peer-reviewed pediatric journals.

Quality improvement / patient safety project

Each resident participates in a mentored quality improvement/patient safety project. This project is part of a larger QI curriculum that organizes a review of the key concepts of quality (Institute for Healthcare Improvement, IHI, modules), followed by individual, paired, and group work sessions in which the resident presents and revises the proposed project with fellow residents and faculty members. The goals of the curriculum include identifying improvement opportunities from reflection on both individual patients and patient populations, and then applying proven quality improvement methodologies based on the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to a specific quality improvement goal. Residents are required to present their completed projects at the end of their third year.