For the second year in a row, orthopaedic surgery residents took first and second prizes in the Surgical Research Methodology (SRM) program, which are part of the Surgical Foundations curriculum. Prizes are awarded to the three residents who have the highest combined scores. The scores are a combination of quiz, presentation and participation scores and are weighted as follows (50% Quiz average, 40% presentation score, and 10% participation). Research presentations are evaluated on methodology, presentation skills and overall impression. Since 2009, when the SRM program came on line, there has been an increase in both the quality and quantity of research papers published by McMaster surgical residents, and this year's winners have several papers already in print.
- Darren de Sa (PGY2) - 1st prize Research Methodology Award and Honorable Mention Technical Skills Award
- Thomas Wood (PGY2) - 2nd Prize Research Methodology Award
- Colm McCarthy (PGY1) - Honorable Mention Research Methodology Award
- Leon van der Watt (PGY1) - Honorable Mention Technical Skills Award