The Department of Family Medicine hosted two Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) students this academic year. Heather L. Holmstrom, M.D., associate chair for information management, was the faculty sponsor for the students’ clinical quality projects. Devon Kinney, project manager, also advised their work.
Undergraduate students, Abrielle Fretz and Rommy Alaiwat, both chose to examine the current state of the current advanced directive process at the Department’s six health centers. Their project included studying the various efforts on the completion rate of advanced directives and documenting opportunities for improvement.
Together Abrielle and Rommy presented their posters to Department faculty and staff at the Family Medicine Practice Improvement Group meeting. They also presented them at the UROP programs culminating event, the Poster Symposium, which was held at the Michigan Union. Rommy and Abrielle are among 1,300 students who did research across the institution within the UROP course this academic year. Family Medicine has hosted UROP students in the past, but these were the first students to focus on Department clinical quality measures.