Understanding clinical research is integral to resident education. Residents are required to adhere to ACGME guidelines for scholarly activity. Beginning in the first month of the academic year, PGY-1 residents are given instruction and time to become familiar with the tools of research by publishing point-of-care, evidence-based research through the FPIN network. Over three years, the requirement complexity increases, culminating in a robust publication to be presented or published with opportunities at local, state, and national events.
Atul Devani, M.D., research director and faculty physician, discusses resident research at Memorial.
Residents participate in a diverse array of scholarly opportunities. Current projects include:
Residents also participate in a monthly Journal Club that features a structured critique and discussion of relevant family medicine topics.
Our goal is to graduate residents with the appreciation, knowledge, and skills needed to critique and generate scholarly research as it applies to the practice and education of family medicine physicians in the United States.