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IM Residents and Faculty at an ACP Regional Meeting

Scholarship in residency

The Department of Medicine and the Internal Medicine Residency Program are deeply committed to encouraging and supporting resident research and scholarship in all its forms.  This section of our program website aims to highlight past and ongoing scholarship as well as provide numerous resources to guide and assist residents in their scholarly endeavours.  

The benefits of scholarship during internal medicine residency training are multiple: career interest exploration, professional development, creative outlets, and mentorship relationships.  Scholarship may take many forms, including clinical/translational research, journal review articles or book chapter publications, case reports and clinical images, quality improvement projects, and presentation of abstract or oral presentations at local, regional, or national conferences and society meetings.

We also highlight all resident scholarship accomplishments on our Twitter account with the hashtag #OHSUscholarship!

Our most current quarterly scholarship newsletter:

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Some of our 2019 ACP Oregon poster presenters striking a post

SPeAR (Scholarship Peer Advice and Resources) Group

The Scholarship Peer Advice and Resources Group is a resident-run collaborative of OHSU Internal Medicine residents, who strive to lower the activation energy needed for residents to participate in research through peer-to-peer support and professional networking, with the aim of fostering scholarship in all forms, as we strive to uphold the academic mission of our program, the greater OHSU community, and the medical profession. The group can be reached via

Scholarship requirements

Residents are required to complete at least two scholarly endeavors during their three years of residency training.  One project must be from the "required" section, and the second project may be from the “required” or “additional options” lists.  Additional information can be viewed here: Scholarship Requirement FAQs.

(A)    Required (at least one of the following):

  1. Peer-reviewed publication or submission
    1. Does not include clinical image publication
    2. Does not include published conference abstracts
    3. Includes peer-reviewed advocacy and humanities publications
  2. Presenter or 1st author of a regional or national poster/e-poster/abstract
  3. Invited CME or oral presentations, including:
    1. Any OHSU grand rounds involving originally prepared presentations
    2. Oral presentations of at regional or national society meetings/conferences
    3. Other external conference lectures
  4. Externally disseminated curricular or QI initiative
  5. Book chapter

(B)    Additional Options

  1. A second work from the required list “A”
  2. Clinical image publication
  3. Published conference abstract
  4. Non-peer-reviewed publication
  5. Non-peer-reviewed advocacy writing, including:
    1. OpEd in non-medical literature/lay press
    2. Resolution and policy statement writing for professional societies
    3. Health policy document writing (ex. support documents for legislation or “take away”s for advocacy with legislatures)
  6. Internally disseminated curricular or QI initiative beyond anything required for residency program rotations
  7. Junior or Senior talk
  8. Podcast production or guest expert interviews

**If you have a project not listed above that you think may qualify, please talk to your APD

Annual Scholarship & Mentorship Awards

Our program recognizes that scholarship and research requires work, time, and energy during the three years of internal medicine training.  We also recognize that scholarship is not possible without mentorship from faculty and fellows.  To that end, we bestow several scholarship scholarship and scholarship mentorship awards during our annual June graduation/awards ceremony.

Resident publications:

  • Original Research: Dr. Ingrid Lindquist: “The efficacy and safety of thrombopoietin receptor agonists in patients with chronic liver disease undergoing elective procedures: a systematic review and meta-analysis"
  • Case Report: Dr. Lauren Oppegard; “Going Skin Deep: Excavating a Diagnosis of Intravascular Large B Cell Lymphoma"
  • Advocacy Publication: Drs. Christine Rutlen, Ellen Green: "Canaries in the Coal Mine of Climate Change"

Impact of scholarship (graduating R3)

  • Dr. Derrick Tao

Resident publications:

  • Original Research: Drs. Kelly Jensen, Francis Phan, & Maedeh Khayyat-Kholghi: “Bringing Critical Race Praxis into the Study of Electrophysiological Substrate of Sudden Cardiac Death: the atherosclerosis risk in communities (ARIC) study”
  • Case Report: Dr. Catherine Murphree; “Biopsy Proven Thrombotic Microangiopathy without Schistocytosis on Peripheral Blood Smear: A Cautionary Tale”

Impact of scholarship (graduating R3)

  • Dr. Namisha Thapa


  • Matt Miller, MD (PCCM Fellow)
  • Peter Jessel, MD
  • Akram Khan, MD
  • Vinay Prasad, MD, MPH
  • Joe Shatzel, MD
  • Luke Strnad, MD

Resident publications:

  • Original Research: Dr. Jenna Petersen: "Incidence and Outcome of Bacteremia During Acute Graft‐Versus‐Host Disease Involving the Gastrointestinal Tract Following Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant"
  • Case Report: Drs. Jessica Haraga and Missy LeBlanc: "Not All It’s CrAg‐ed Up to Be: Disseminated Cryptococcosis"

Impact of scholarship (to graduating R3)

  • Dr. Max Gordon

Contributions to scholarship/mentorship:

  • Dr. Avital O'Glasser (faculty)
  • Dr. Alan Hunter (faculty)
  • Dr. Arnab Mitra (fellow)

Resident publications:

  • Original Research: Dr. Erin Lu: “DNA Repair Gene Alterations & PARP Inhibitor Response in Metastatic Castration – Resistant Prostate Cancer Patients"
  • Case Report: Dr. Teena Xu: “Synovitis Acne Pustulosis Hyperostosis Osteitis (SAPHO) Paradoxical Reactions and Different Responses to Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitors”

Impact of scholarship (new award given to graduating R3)

  • Dr. Stephen Amrock
  • Dr. Jeffrey Bien 

Contributions to scholarship/mentorship (new award):

  • Dr. Vinay Prasad (faculty)
  • Dr. Joe Shatzel (fellow)
  • Original research: Dr. Jean Liew, "Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Correlates of Disease Activity among Veterans with Ankylosing Spondylitis"
  • Case report: Dr. Chris Fine: “A Greener Oregon: Acute Inpatient Delirium"