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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:

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, with options as fellows.  Additional information can be viewed here: Scholarship Requirement FAQs.

Required (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

Additional options:

  • 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

**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: 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

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"