What are Rounds and Why Should You Go?

Rounds refer to a teaching conference or a meeting in which a clinical problem or research endeavor are discussed, and reflect recent developments in clinical practice. They provide an opportunity for midwifery students to become familiar with research, engage with researchers and clinical faculty from other departments, and enhance or continue their clinical and research education. Many faculties and department offer rounds and related lectureships open to midwifery students.

Women’s and Infants’ Health Research in Progress Rounds (WIHRIP)

The purpose of the WIHRIP Rounds is to provide investigators with an opportunity to present to peers their research ideas, and to get constructive feedback while the research is in the developmental stages. We anticipate that presentations will be made at either quite an early stage in the development of the research idea, or alternatively, when the idea has been more formalized and a protocol is developed. We encourage presentations early in the process of development, and again once a full protocol has been developed, but we are happy to hear about projects at any stage of development. Anyone who is interested in research in the area of women’s health, clinical practice focusing on women’s and infants’ health, students, residents, clinicians and researchers can attend.

Possible presenters should contact us and prepare 3-5 PowerPoint slides and a brief presentation including background, your research question in PICOTS format, the analysis plan and limitations. The presentation of the project will be followed by discussion of the project with suggestions from the whole group on ways to strengthen the project.