Method and Written Report Guidelines
An essay is a way of presenting your research and knowledge about a topic in a succinct and coherent way so that others may learn from your work. An essay usually presents your idea (or thesis) in an objective way with a critique of available evidence.
Therefore, an essay must include a review and critical analysis of the existing situation and relevant literature. It should have a traditional structure with introduction, body, conclusion, and annotated references. The introduction should include a brief orientation to the topic, your thesis, and a brief summary of the main points.
Word count: min 2000, max 3000.
Your essay must be written in English and must be defended orally at Resident Research Day
Some essay topic examples:
- clinical controversy or ethics (Eg. “the right to die”)
- connecting basic science to clinical practice (Eg. hypothesis that genome research will achieve a cure for type 1 diabetes)
- advocacy initiative (Eg. refugee health services)
- new program (Eg. safe injection sites)
- health policy (Eg. aboriginal children in foster care)