Residents are required to conduct Scholarly Activity during their training to include at least one Quality Improvement project and one Research project. The program encourages Residents to define areas of interest early in their training to provide adequate time to conduct their scholarly activity.
Didactic presentations on defining research questions, types of research projects, ethical research and statistical analysis assist the Resident in moving forward with confidence in their activities. Projects may involve clinic patients, hospital patients and procedures, or, when possible, community education and health outcome.
As a new Residency program we have the unique opportunity to include Residents in quality improvement through evaluation of program needs. A recent Quality Improvement project by a PGY2 resulted in the implementation of a Physician Wellness program within the Residency and a proposal to present the concept for Hospital-wide consideration.