Research Question


Great ideas are conceived at bedside.

Keep that frontal lobe active all the time for research questions during patient care.

Any time there is a controversy in patients care between treatment teams or attendings, should spark a new idea.

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Part 1 video

My personal experiences of getting an idea/ research question


I strongly recommend you follow various GI journals on their Facebook or Twitter pages.

Watch out for alerts on 'articles in press', or 'online first' papers for potential ideas. Register on various journal websites.

Examples include: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Endoscopy, Endoscopic International Open, American Journal of Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology, Clinical Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Gut.

Offer your services as an article peer reviewer to be able to sneak peek on novel ideas (this also helps address the 'judging the work of others' criteria for EB-1A green-card application).


Attend as many lectures at GI conferences as possible.

Browse through the poster display area.

Study ideas are abundant at conferences.

If not able to attend a conference, follow live updates on Twitter.


Network with peers, residents, current GI fellows, GI faculty and your mentor (if you already have one).

Major GI committees (like ACG, ASGE, AGA, Crohn's & Colitis foundations) have mentorship program that you can greatly benefit from.

#GITwitter is an additional source to follow discussions on various GI topics. Frequently a great idea gets 'tweeted' out.

Part 2 video

Dont forget #GITwitter, peer-review opportunities and think of new ideas from the limitations of your current paper


You could consider updating a previously published meta if adequate new studies have been published in the interim.

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