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Goals for residents: to become an author or coauthor on one research project presented at a national meeting or become an author or coauthor of a publication 
Mount Sinai has a point system. Residents can accrue points for PMID publications and presentations at national meetings. Non PMID publications (e.g. Case-in -Point) help us meet our faculty point count, but not do not contribute to our resident point count.

The ACGME has created milestones for residents. For the "Scholarly Activity" milestone (under Practice Based Learning and Improvement), to reach level 4 you need 1 presentation/publication. Completing an IRB and at least 2 projects  gets you to level 5.

Goals for the attendings: Mount Sinai GME asks that we have at least 50% of faculty with at least 2 points each academic year. Faculty get points for PMID publications, non PMID publications, and presentations at national meetings.   

R1 residents should complete the CITI modules on ethics/informed consent and conflict of interest (COI) and submit the completion form to Keith. See the Mount Sinai page that describes the requirements: http://icahn.mssm.edu/research/pphs/training

Quality Research
Most quality projects do not need an IRB, if you would like to publish your findings, you can retroactively apply for an IRB waiver. Please note that there are suggested guidelines for quality related research. Standards for QUality Improvement Reporting Excellence (SQUIRE) http://www.equator-network.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/SQUIRE-Checklist-PDF.pdf  http://www.squire-statement.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.ViewPage&PageID=471


You should determine what level of IRB you need. In general prospective projects will need an IRB approval while retrospective projects need an IRB waiver.
see http://icahn.mssm.edu/research/pphs  Applications need to be made through MS Ideate, Sinai Central, and Infoed http://icahn.mssm.edu/research/pphs/researcher

Any project that needs an IRB approval (not a waiver) has to be signed off by either Dr. Kagetsu or Kagen prior to submission to the IRB

Please review any abstract with Dr. Kagetsu prior to submitting to a meeting. These can be reviewed/discussed at Research meetings. This includes potential submissions to SLW and/or Mt. Sinai research fairs. A presentation at RSNA would probably be the best thing for your fellowship apps. Meeting prestige mirrors journal impact factor as noted below.

If your abstract is accepted, please notify all coauthours and Dr. Kagetsu so that we can update our residency website. We would like a dry run of these presentations presented at a research meeting.

POSTERS/Electronic Exhibits
It is OK to submit these to multiple meetings, e.g. ASNR and RSNA. For all the work you put in, you might as well submit to more than one meeting. Please note that you will be sponsored to go to the first meeting, not any subsequent meetings. It is not uncommon to see a designated poster person from one institution putting up or taking down all posters from that institution. Usually in the submission process, you are asked if this poster has been presented anywhere else. Just check yes and hope for the best.
One tip for electronic exhibits, use a dark background with white letters. When you have images, the dark background helps the viewer see the images better (this is a tip from Vikash Singh/Deborah Reede. Dr. Reede is a master at producing great posters/presentaions.)

Ideally a presentation should be converted into a publication. If you present at a meeting the journal of the society sponsoring the meeting typically claims"right of first refusal" for your manuscript. e.g. if you present at ASNR, you should submit to AJNR. If AJNR rejects your manuscript, you are free to submit it to another journal. (For AUR/Academic Radiology, this policy seems only to apply to those that receive the "Ethics and Professionalism Grant".) Many fellow applicants have made presentations. One should aspire to have a publication on your CV.  

For those considering academic careers, please note that original research publications are key. Some promotion committees won't even consider presentations at national meetings. Case reports do not really count toward academic promotion. These can take some time to write. You should spend your time figuring out ways to publish original research. In addition publication in a journal with a high Impact factor is considered more prestigious and valuable for promotion.

Typically the person with the biggest contribution to the project should be the first author. Please see http://hms.harvard.edu/about-hms/integrity-academic-medicine/hms-policy/faculty-policies-integrity-science/authorship-guidelines for extensive discussion of this topic. If any issues arise, please discuss with Drs. Kagetsu or Kagen. (Thanks to Sagar Patel '15 for this reference!)

The impact factors below are in some cases self reported by the journal in question!

Radiology RSNA6.339
Academic RadiologyAUR1.914
J Dig Imaging1.1


Writing It Up: A Step-by-Step Guide to Publication for Beginning Investigators. Mark A. Kliewer1

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RadRez Administrator,
Jul 21, 2015, 8:58 AM