The purpose of the Internal Medicine Scholarly Activity Program is to support a scholarly environment and enable residents to pursue a career involving clinical research. The program gives residents a strong foundation in research, ensuring their effectiveness to evaluate the care of the patient in terms of best practices and their proficiency in critical appraisal of peer-reviewed literature. This will help residents develop a pattern of lifelong learning habits.
Scholarly activities of residents and faculty are documented and assessed regularly as part of the Internal Medicine Program evaluation and through the annual ACGME Faculty and Resident Survey.
As a part of Internal Medicine's Scholarly Activity Program, a comprehensive curriculum has been designed to solidify research and scholarship with the residents. Specific skills in research and scholarly activity taught in the curriculum include:
This executive summary is organized into three parts. In Part I, scholarly activity processes and structures are identified and described. Part II provides details regarding resources in place to support scholarly research activities. Part III presents a list of recent faculty and resident activities.
"Implementation of Patient-Centered Structured Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounds (PC-SIBR)"– Rangashree Varadarajan, MD at the Academic Internal Medicine Week (AIMC) Conference 2017
"It’s Not a Thrombus: High Grade Primary Cardiac Osteosarcoma of the Mitral Valve with a Satellite" Lesion in the Left Atrium” – Harshad Chaudhari, MD at the American College of Physicians (ACP) Conference 2016
"A Rare Cause of Fever, Chills, Myalgias and Diarrhea in an Immunocompetent Host" – Tabarik Ahmad, MS IV at the American College of Physicians (ACP) Conference 2016
"Cyclophosphamide-induced Acute Hyponatremic Encephalopathy in Patient with Breast Cancer" – Rangashree Varadarajan, MD at the American College of Physicians (ACP) Conference 2016