Scholarship and discovery are essential components of academic medical leadership. In addition, clinical and administrative leaders must be comfortable with critical interpretation of new research findings. It is our goal for all residents to appreciate the scientific rigor, societal benefits, and professional rewards of thoughtful investigative scholarship. In addition, we believe that biomedical investigation may play an important role in career selection and development for some residents.
To complement our clinical experiences, each resident is required to complete a research project during his/her training. The results of these projects are presented at the annual Department of Internal Medicine Research Symposium. Research may be based in either the clinical or basic sciences, and the subject of study is determined by the individual resident's interest. For more information, click here.
Many of the research projects completed by our residents have been awarded research grants; presented at state, regional, or national meetings; and published in peer-reviewed medical journals. Based on the quality and innovative nature of our residents’ research, our residents consistently receive awards from our Department of Internal Medicine in recognition of outstanding research. In addition, following graduation, we have had a number of residents pursue further research training in the Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation (IHPI) Clinician Scholars Program, as General Medicine Research Fellows, or through subspecialty fellowship training. Over the years, our graduates consistently comment on the value of this educational experience, even if they elect not to pursue a research-based career.