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Residency Research Manual: Intro & Overview

Looking for a Research Topic

The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) annual report, Evidence Gaps for Clinical Preventive Services, is an excellent source to consult to find a research topic.

Resident Research Questions

If you are affiliated with the MWU – Arizona campus, send your research questions to: .

If you are affiliated with the MWU – Downers Grove campus, send your research questions to:


This manual is meant to be a starting point, something to point you in the right direction, provide you with do’s and dont’s, timelines, resources, checklists, and step-by-step directions to help you get started in meeting your research requirement.

Residency Research Requirement

Midwestern University OPTI Research Mission Statement

"To engage residents in clinical research to bring about a better understanding of the research process, improve high-quality care, and help them make solid evidence-based decisions in their field."

The webpages below link to the available opportunities and information  to expand the evidence base of the osteopathic care approach.

AOA Osteopathic Research page

JAOA Author Resource Center page

Downers Grove Campus Library (630) 515-6200
Littlejohn Hall
555 31st St. Downers Grove, IL 60515

Map and Driving Directions - IL

Glendale Campus Library (623) 572-3308
Sahuaro Hall
19555 N. 59th Ave. Glendale, AZ 85308

Map and Driving Directions - AZ