Scholarly work can be a challenging yet very rewarding and fulfilling process. Preparing a succinct abstract and a subsequent poster can be as challenging and valuable professional experience as participating in bench research. Trainees all benefit from the direction provided by academic mentors. Successful mentorship relationships foster productive academic careers, including greater career satisfaction, more informed career path decisions, networking, and stress management.
As you will see on this page and throughout the Scholarship Website, opportunities for residents abound—ranging from abstract competitions to journal submissions to grant funded longitudinal research projects. We strongly encourage residents to seek out scholarship mentors, even for the seemingly "small" opportunities--your linked APD, fellows, and faculty are all potential scholarship resources.
- SPeAR Group (Scholarship Peer Advice and Resources): email@example.com
- Residency Program Scholarship Requirements
- Residency Program Conference Attendance & Travel/Financial Support (& see more below):
- Lectures for residents:
- Introduction to Scholarship for the Busy Internal Medicine Resident - Noon Conference by Dr. Avital O'Glasser
- Scholarship in Residency - Noon Conference by Dr. Joe Chiovaro to residents (internal access only)
- OHSU Copy Center
- OCTRI (Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute): A great resource for biostatistician support, study design consultation, informatics, data management and analysis support.
- OHSU eIRB site
- Maintaining patient privacy (research & case reports)
- OHSU Media Release Form
- Important Information for Research Involving VA Patients
Generic patient consent to publication (from Dr. Chris Sankey, Yale)
Individual journals may have their own preferred patient consent forms for case reports/images
Residency Program Funding Support & Leave Policies
Residents are granted a limited number of educational leave days during their three years of training, and depending on rotation at the time of conference travel, residents may be expected to find their own coverage (see policy below). Residents may also apply for conference support of up to $1000 during their time in training:
- Residency Program Educational Leave Policy
- Residency Program Funding Policy
- Funding Application Form
- If you are considering seeking and applying for external sponsored funding for instance a grant or a fellowship, OHSU has procedures and policies in place that must be followed. Read more here. Alternatively or additionally, you may reach out to Amber Roberts, the Research Development Manager for the Department of Medicine,
- Department of Medicine Subspecialty-Resident Liaison list
- OHSU Experts ResearchDatabase
- This is a dynamic database listing the research activities of OHSU Faculty, searchable by department, name, or topic
- The SPeAR group can also be contacted to help a resident with a subspecialty liaison or faculty mentor based on a specific research/scholarship interest
- Dr. Alan Hunter's An Abbreviated Guide to Mentor and Menteeship
Poster printing resources
- posters can be printed at the OHSU Copy Center--contact them via email and to send your file
- When designing your poster, be aware of the conference's maximum size/dimensions!
- The maximum width the OHSU Copy Center can print is 44inches wide, so scale to that
Sample poster templates
- Clinical Vignette Posters:
- Research/Innovation Posters:
- Dr. Alan Hunter Guide for Poster Presentations
Additional introductory materials:
OHSU Human Investigations Program (HIP):
The Human Investigations Program, a program of the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI), offers an integrated clinical and translational research education curriculum. The HIP offers course series for Certificates, MCR, or non-degree tracks. The OCTRI Research Forum replaces the prior “HIP Buffet Series”, and continues to provide a forum to present tools and solutions to research obstacles. Seminars occur monthly.
- Viglianti, et al: Publishing a Clinical Research Manuscript
- Pories, et al: A Writer's Toolkit
- B Mensh. Ten simple rules for structuring papers.
- D. Cook. Twelve tips for getting your manuscript published.
- T. Lovejoy: Reviewing manuscripts for peer-review journals: a primer for novice and seasoned reviewers
- Welch HG, Preparing Manuscripts for Submission to Medical Journals: The Paper Trail.
- The Hospitalist (SHM): Future Hospitalist: Top 10 Tips for Carrying Out a Successful Quality Improvement Project
- B. Wong and G. Sullivan (JGME): How to Write Up Your Quality Improvement Initiatives for Publication
- Dr. Lainie Yarris' Strategies for Success: Getting Started in Education Research
Medical education research
- R. Blanchard, et al. Harvesting the Low-Hanging Fruit: Strategies for Submitting Educational Innovations for Publication.
- L. Maggio, JL Sewell, AR Artino. The Literature Review: A Foundation for High-Quality Medical Education Research.
- R. Smola, C. Estrada, R. Kraemer, SGIM Forum, Journal Venues for Clinician-Educators
- A Phillips, A Artino. "Lies, Damned Lies, and Surveys"
- A Artino, et al. "Developing questionnaires for educational research: AMEE Guide No. 87"
- G Richards, C Magee, A Artino. "You Can't Fix by Analysis What You've Spoiled by Design: Developing Survey Instruments and Collecting Validity Evidence"
- Module on survey design
Case reports and clinical images:
- S Steinhilber, CA Estrada (JGIM). Exercises in Clinical Reasoning: A Retrospective.
- DJ Wheeler, K Mihara, J Chiovaro (JGIM). Seeing Wisely.
- A Clark, A. O'Glasser. SGIM Forum. See It, Snap It, Share It:The Value of Clinical Images.
- C. Packer, G. Breger, S Mookherjee. Writing Case Reports: A Practical Guide from Conception through Publication. Available from Springer Publishing through hyperlink, also available as eBook.
- SGIM Forum: Case Reports: A “How To” Guide for Attendings
- SGIM Forum: Case Reports: Good Evidence, Good for Teaching
- Jan Vandenbroucke: In defense of case reports and case series.
- Michael Landry: Getting your vignette published in JGIM and other journals: a step-by-step approach
- Lisa Willett: Getting your vignette published in JGIM...or other journals: a step-by-step approach
Other misc. writing tips:
- Lorelai Lingard: The Writer’s Craft
- Lorelai Lingard: The Art of Limitations
- Lorelai Lingard: Avoiding Prepositional pile-up
- Lorelai Lingard: Enlisting the power of the verb
- Lorelai Lingard: Joining a conversation: the problem/gap/hook heuristic
- Lorelai Lingard: Get control of your commas
- Gary King: Publication, Publication
- Gary King: Replication, Replication
While some journals may require at least one author be a dues-paying member of a professional society (ex. JGIM/SGIM), be wary of any journal that requires you to pay to submit your work for consideration.
Choosing a journal:
- Clinical Impact of Medicine Journals Article
- Clinical Impact of Medicine Journals Table
- Selected Medical Education Journals
- Clinical Vignette target journal list (Dr. Chris Sankey)
- SGIM Forum: Journal Venues for Clinician-Educators (2016)
- SGIM Forum. See It, Snap It, Share It: The Value of Clinical Images (2017--includes list for clinical images)
- SGIM Forum: Journal Venues for Safety and Quality Improvement Publications (pages 10-11)
- Pories, et al: A Writer's Toolkit (includes section on choosing the appropriate target journal, p22)
- Case Reports, consider also: JGIM, AJM, JHM, SGIM Forum "Morning Report", BMJ Case Reports, subspecialty specific journals