The quality of resident research done in our residency program is outstanding, winning both national and district awards. We expect each resident to complete an academic project prior to completion of residency. We provide residents with a well-structured research curriculum that starts in the PGY1 year. We schedule a full month in the second year to allow residents a dedicated rotation to thoughtfully invest time in a well-structured research project, with the help of a faculty mentor. It is our expectation that research projects will be publication-caliber, and we provide many resources to help residents achieve this goal, including access to an epidemiologist as well as to the Maine Medical Center Research Institute's committee to support resident projects. Many of our residents have received intramural funding for research projects, up to $10,000.

Selected Recent Research Publications

  • Casey Hay – Biomarkers p16, Human Papillomavirus and p53 Predict Recurrence and Survival in Early Stage Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Vulva. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2016 Jul;20(3):252-6.

  • Julie McFarland – Pharmacokinetics of Subcutaneous administration of testosterone in Transgender Patients.  Presented at national ASRM conference

  • Tania Hall – “Prenatal sonographic diagnosis of placenta accrete – impact on maternal and neonatal outcomes.  ” Presented at National conference and article published -  J Clin Ultrasound Oct 2014.

  • Amy Domeyer-Klenske – “Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist use to guide diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune dermatitis”  Obstet Gynecology 2015 Feb.

  • Caroline Foust-Wright - "Effect of Lap-band Bariatric Surgery on Urinary Incontinence in Morbidly Obese Women" - a resident-initiated multi-disciplinary project.