The research track allows residents to engage in longitudinal research projects. Residents on the track are connected with a research mentor during their first year. They learn how to design a study project, and how to choose the appropriate methodology. They prepare an IRB proposal, spend an elective month (or more if needed) to collect data, and then receive one half day per week of protected time throughout the second and the third year of residency to work with their data and complete a presentation or publication. At the end of the third year residents on the research track present their findings during a Resident Research Symposium.