Each resident prior to graduating must obtain 4 points. 2 of the 4 points must come from a major (2pt) hypothesis testing type project.

1 point may be obtained for the following ORS (Orthopedic Research Steering) committee approved projects: Case reports, book chapters, review articles.

1 point may be obtained for any project that is accepted for publication

All projects must be submitted for publication. If not accepted, an additional submission must be done for the project to receive credit. A PDF of the submitted project is required by the committee.

0.5 points may be obtained for assisting another resident on a project once approved by the ORS committee.