Scholarship in residency
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.
Our most current quarterly scholarship newsletter:
SPeAR (Scholarship Peer Advice and Resources) Group
Our scholarship interest group, created to promote and facilitate scholarship, include serving as a centralized communications hub and clearinghouse for faculty projects in need of resident involvement, connect residents with scholarship liaisons/faculty mentors, offer scholarship-related advice, and promote community building (ex. Research pubnights in the future). The group can be reached via firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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"
Residents are required to participate in a minimum of two scholarly activities during their residency for inclusion in their educational portfolio as follows:
At least one of the following:
- First author and presenter of a regional or national poster presentation (eg. SGIM, ACP, IDSA, ASN, DDW, ACC, ACG, or any other conference)
- A peer-reviewed article or manuscript submission (including research or case report)
- An externally disseminated curricular or QI initiative
Other (at least one below):
- Develop and implement, non-otherwise required curricular content
- Senior or "Junior" talk
- Independent QI initiative
- The Global Health Botswana didactic talk
- Clinical images publication
- An internally disseminated curricular or QI initiative
We hope these pages provide resources that allow you to not only be inspired but to aid you in the process of completing scholarly projects.