Scholarship Resources

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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.

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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:

External Grants:

  • 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,

Chair of Medicine Support

In the interest of promoting and fostering resident scholarship, Chair of Medicine Dr. David Jacoby encourages residents to apply for funding for both conference travel/attendance and to support research projects:

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

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.

Case reports and clinical images:

Other misc. writing tips:

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:

  • Case Reports, consider also: JGIM, AJM, JHM, SGIM Forum "Morning Report", BMJ Case Reports, subspecialty specific journals