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Research Program

Department of Surgery

Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center

2002-2004

 

Objectives:

To constantly improve the services of the OMMC Department of Surgery in terms of

Management of a patient

Management of the department

Education and training of staff

 

Management of a patient

To search for better (more effective and more efficient) ways in the

Clinical diagnostic process

Paraclinical diagnostic process

Treatment process

Management of the department of surgery

To search for better (more effective and more efficient) ways in

Governance

Sustainability of programs

 

Education and training of staff

To search for better (more effective and more efficient) ways in training staff in

Research

Management of patient

Operative management of patient

Being a physician-manager

Being a physician-teacher-learner

 

Strategies:

 

General strategies (to be undertaken and supervised by the Committee on Research)

 

Education and training of staff in

Objectives of research program of the department

Research methodology

Conduct of research by staff

Reporting (in internal and external research fora)

 

Publication

 

Specific strategies (to be undertaken and supervised by the Committee on Research):

 

Identification of research problem (management of a patient; management of department;

education and training of staff)

 

Formulation of research protocol

 

Search for solutions to problems in the literature and internet

 

Conceptual framework of solution

Implementation

 

Evaluation of results

 

Reporting of results

 

Publication of results

Expected output:

 

There are about 17 surgical residents with about 8 active consultants.

 

All residents with a consultant as co-author are required to submit the following:

1.         A case presentation and discussion of a management issue (clinical diagnosis, paraclinical diagnostic process, or treatment process to prepare for protocols and guidelines) one per resident per year.

2.         Small-scale prospective studies (such as validation studies) that can be completed in 2 years total of 2 per resident during the whole training program)

Other types and scales of prospective studies are welcome in addition to the above minimum requirements.

 

Thus, output per year will be at least:

1.         17 case presentation and discussions of management issues

2.         6 small-scale prospective validation studies

 

Research Forum:

 

There will be an annual research forum of the department of surgery on July of each year.

(Why July? Winning papers can be polished and submitted to external research

fora in September and December.)

 

Evaluation Indicators:

 

1.         The objectives are achieved as evidenced by presence of protocols and practice guidelines that incorporate the research results.

2.         The expected output in terms of number of research papers is achieved.

3.         There is an annual research forum being held in the department.

4.         At least two papers are presented in external research forum per year.

5.         Positive points: winning papers and papers published in reputable journals.

 

 

Budget per year (2002):

 

Items

Purpose

Itemized expense (PhP)

Total (PhP)

Internet surfing

To search for literature*

4,000/month x 12

48,000

Funding for validation studies

To provide incentive and motivation

10,000 x 6 per year

60,000

Prizes for research contest

To provide incentive and motivation

2 best papers 10,000 x 2 = 20,000

Others (4) 7,000 x 4 = 28,000

48,000

Funding for case presentation and discussions

To provide incentive and motivation

5,000/case x 17 = 85,000

85,000

 

 

 

241,000

 

*Note: Extra fund needed to secure complete papers. Medline provides only abstract.