Basic Standards for Residency Training in Internal Medicine, Revised, BOT 2/2007
Requirements for Preparation and Submission of Medical
Manuscripts, Research Papers and Progress Reports
All manuscripts must be typed and submitted in an appropriate format acceptable
for publication in a standard scientific refereed journal.
An abstract must accompany each manuscript. The cover sheet must list the
program for which credit is to be applied and a statement that the resident is the
primary author, or performed substantive participation in the study and that the
paper has been reviewed and approved. This must be signed and attested to by
the program director. Manuscripts shall be submitted in one of the following
1. A case presentation of a first reported case or other unusual manifestations of a
disease which will add to the medical literature, which should include a review
of the literature and discussion (acceptable only if submitted for publication).
2. A report of an original clinical research study approved by the program
director and the institutional review board.
3. A case presentation and discussion which challenges existing concepts of
diagnosis or treatment and thus recommends further investigation.
Initially, the resident should submit a written proposal to the program director
for review and approval as fulfilling the writing requirement. All projects
must be performed and prepared under the supervision of the program director
or another physician approved by the program director.
Residents may work jointly on an original clinical research project, provided a
Progress report and written approval of the program director is included in Part
II of the Resident Annual Report. Residents may not work jointly on case
reports. Residents shall submit the required manuscrip