Resident Research Program

Resident Research Day and Additional Clinical Research

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UAB is recognized as a leader in basic and clinical research on a national level. This spirit of investigation and scholarly activity permeates the Department medicalresearch darkincluding the residency. Resident research is a requirement and a part of the culture of the program. This required activity culminates in formal presentation at the annual Resident Research Day. In preparation for their required resident research project, PGY2s are asked to identify a faculty sponsor/mentor and submit to the Program Director plans for study design and research. Their proposed investigation is presented at resident research day during their 3rd year. Final results of their work are presented during their 4th year. The Residency Research Program Director, Residency Director, and faculty sponsor/mentor meet with the individual resident periodically to guide experimental design, monitor progress, and assist with data analysis.

All residents are encouraged to engage in research activity above that required by the Program. Approximately 1/3 of residents completing the program successfully secure fellowship positions in one of the four board-certified subspecialties in ObGyn. These residents strengthen their applications through faculty and university sponsored investigation, publication, and presentation.

Resident Research Program Director

Akila Subramaniam, MD, Assistant Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Maggie Liang, MD, Assistant Professor, Gynecologic Oncology

Listing of resident authored or co-authored publications, reviews, and abstracts as a result of their resident research projects

Residents are encouraged to prepare and submit abstracts from their work and, if accepted for presentation, have their travel expenses provided by the Department. Each year a number of residents from the program present their work at national meetings including the SGO, ASCO, ASCCP, SMFM, ASRM, CREOG/APGO, ACOG, and ACS meetings.