Internal Medicine Residency Program
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the Department of Internal Medicine require that all categorical internal medicine residents complete a scholarly activity in order to finish residency training.
Education: This requirement is intended to enhance the house officer's understanding of a clinical area and/or research methodology, including design, implementation, interpretation, and presentation of results.
Location: There are no restrictions regarding the location of your project.
Presentation: The activity is expected to result in a presentation at a regional or national meeting, and/or a paper for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
All house officers will be required to present the results of their project in the form of a poster or oral presentation and/or written manuscript. This presentation could be at the annual regional meetings of the American College of Physicians or the Mountain West Society of General Internal Medicine, the Carmel meeting, or at a national meeting.
Time Management: The research project can take place at any time during the residency in blocks of time of one month, serial months, or concurrently with regular clinical rotations. Up to 3 months could be granted for a well designed project. The house officer is still responsible for any regularly scheduled patient care requirements such as continuity clinics, even if a block of time is used for the project.
Award at the Annual Housestaff Dinner: Each year a house officer who has done an exceptional job on a project is awarded the excellence in research award. Mentors are solicited to write letters of support for the award.
Mentors and more help
Find a list of Scholarly Project mentors here.
Also, you can contact anyone of the committee members or IM Residency administration staff for help.
Committee for House Officer Scholarly Activity