Residents are important clinical members of a multidisciplinary research team. Residents work with the faculty to answer important clinical questions about medical care delivered to our patients. Resident involvement in scholarly activity develops habits of self-education and life-long learning through critical review of scientific literature, synthesis of scientific information, accurate writing and effective presentation of important information.
Residents are required to complete two scholarly activities during their training, at least one of which is a quality improvement project. For their second project, residents may choose to be a part of another ongoing quality improvement project at the Family Medicine Center (FMC), complete a scholarly review manuscript, prepare a case report for presentation, or other activities as approved by the director.
All residents complete a structured online quality improvement curriculum and continue their learning during didactic sessions held at the FMC. They incorporate this knowledge into their scholarly projects related to process and quality improvement. Critical appraisal of the medical literature occurs during quarterly resident-led journal clubs.
Dissemination of knowledge is an important component of scholarly activity and presentation of work is encouraged at local, regional, and national levels. At least one project must be submitted for presentation prior to graduation. Past graduates have presented at conferences hosted by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Family Medicine Education Consortium, Northeast Ohio Medical University, and Summa Health.