Family Medicine Scholarly Activities


  • Scholarly activity is an integral part of resident education and an ACGME requirement for family medicine residency graduation. At Memorial Health, we offer a diverse array of scholarly activities for our residents.  

    We want our residents to graduate with the appreciation, knowledge, and skills needed to critique and generate scholarly activity for family medicine physicians in the United States. To accomplish this goal:

    • We have developed a curriculum in which residents have dedicated rotation time each year to work on scholarly activity. 
    • Residents receive instruction and time each year to work on publications for FPIN HelpDesk Answers, book chapters, or review articles. 
    • Residents are required to complete an Institutional Review Board-approved original research project on a topic of their interest.
    • Residents work together on a performance improvement project to be presented at Memorial Research Day in the spring of the second year. More about medical research and Research Day.
    • Senior residents organize a monthly journal club to teach all residents how to appraise medical literature.

    Residents have the opportunity to participate as sub-principal investigators on projects led by faculty, to include a sickle cell project and an HIV project.