All medical residents and fellows are required to participate in scholarly activity, including research, and a quality improvement project during their training. These investigations generally occur in the clinical learning environments – hospitals, ambulatory care clinics, nursing homes and other clinical learning settings.
|Residency||Fellowship||Examples of Patient Safety and/ Quality Improvement Projects|
|Family Medicine||Sports Medicine||A variety of diabetes, hypertension and chronic pain related projects|
|Internal Medicine||Cardiovascular Disease||A variety of National Cardiovascular Data Registry quality measures|
|Internal Medicine||Geriatric Medicine||A variety of avoiding polypharmacy in the elderly, fall prevention|
|Obstetrics & Gynecology||Family Planning||Several patient safety/ QI projects|
|Obstetrics & Gynecology||Maternal Fetal Medicine||Several patient safety/ QI projects|
|Orthopedic Surgery||A variety of National Surgical Quality Improvement measures|
|Pediatrics||Neonatal Perinatal||Promoting human breast milk by discharge of NICU babies|
|Psychiatry||Addictions Psychiatry||Prevention of suicide|
|Psychiatry||Child & Adolescent Psychiatry||Prevention of suicide|
|Psychiatry||Geriatric Psychiatry||Prevention of suicide|
|Surgery||Surgical Critical Care||A variety of National Surgical Quality Improvement measures|
The John A. Burns School of Medicine provides research support for its Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs through the Residency Research and Faculty Development Program. The Program is designed to assist Residency Programs according to their needs which may include research design and biostatistics lectures, enhancement of research design, provision of limited biostatistician resources and assistance to faculty in developing research programs.
Residents/fellows should contact their department/GME program research lead, or
Office of the Designated Institutional Official (DIO)