Nationally Recognized Team Projects
Each trainee participates in an on-site research project in addition to activities conducted during program rotations and conferences.
Teams consisting of 7 to 10 residents or interns, a faculty advisor and a biostatistician design complete a yearlong research project that focuses on evaluating and improving care within our hospitals. Monthly meetings are scheduled for each team, and periodic progress reports are submitted to the associate program director and to members of the teaching faculty. At the end of academic year, each team gives a formal presentation to the medical staff and all trainees.
Throughout the year, residents and interns are encouraged to collaborate with the teaching faculty in writing and submitting articles for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Residents are also encouraged to submit research findings from their annual research project for presentation at local and regional scientific meetings. Every year, several residents present at national meetings.
IMG Introduction to U.S. Health System
International medical residents have an opportunity to learn about U.S. health beliefs and improve their communications techniques through an innovative multi-modal intervention program created through a grant by the Kenneth B. Schwartz Foundation to the Internal Medical Residency program.
Our intervention includes a didactic introduction to health beliefs prevalent in our community, web-based instruction in communication techniques and participation in structured clinical evaluations (OSCE) using patient actors with a clinical psychologist, trained in both counseling skills and observation, who provides structured feedback. Our project has received critical success at several national meetings of medical educators.