A research project is a compulsory component of our program and this is strongly supported by the Department. All residents attend an Introduction to Research Workshop in their PGY1 year. This full-day workshop introduces residents to a basic level of research training as required by the RCPSC. The day features an introduction to study design, basic biostatistics, critical appraisal, the publication process, and effective presentation skills. After the first year, residents are provided two rotations for research with an opportunity to take 10 additional research-related days during their PGY3 year.