Scholarly Activity Requirement

Scholarly Activity Requirement



Residency Research

Our Internal Medicine Residency Program is committed to fostering resident research. We believe that performing research is not only helpful in developing analytic skills but also assists in career decision making.

Housestaff are required to complete a research project during their residency. A research project is a scientific endeavor to answer a specific research question.



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Research Projects May Include:

  • Case Series

  • Case Control Studies

  • Cohort Study

  • Randomized, Controlled Trial

  • Survey

  • Secondary Data Analysis such as Decision Analysis, Cost Effectiveness Analysis or Meta-Analysis.

  • Quality Assessment & Improvement Research (QAQI)



Each resident works under the guidance of a research mentor. Depending on your area of interest, you may be able to identify a mentor on your own, or if needed, you will be assigned one. A list of ongoing projects in the department will be made available to all residents, including contact information for the resident and/or fellow leader. Research oriented workshops and didactics are offered each summer.

Demyen Research

Each spring the Department of Medicine holds an annual research day. This event offers our residents the opportunity to display their work before their peers and faculty in the form of a poster and/or oral presentation. Residents are also encouraged to submit their work for presentation at other regional or national meetings.