APOG Research Methodology Program

Introduction to Research Course (1991 to 2013)

Provided annually to residents and medical students at Queen's University, and to OBGYN Residents across Canada under the auspices of the Association of Professors in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (APOG).

This introductory level course includes:

  • developing the research question
  • literature review
  • writing the research proposal
  • study design
  • basic biostatistics
  • evidence-based medicine concepts
  • critical appraisal exercises
  • demonstration of the Cochrane Library
  • presentation skills
  • getting the findings published

In the past residents have found this program a unique opportunity to interact with their counterparts at Queen's University or from across the country while developing critical appraisal skills and honing research methodology. 

Reference: Reid RL, Van Vugt DA, Hahn PM. Development of a national course on research methodology for Canadian Residents in obstetrics and gynecology. Obstetrics & Gynecology 1999;93(2):308-311. full text (PDF)