Resident Research

The Resident Scholarly Project Program in the Department of Family and Community Medicine

Graduates of the Department of Family and Community Medicine are active participants in the development and testing of knowledge in primary care practice. Our residents develop their knowledge, skills and abilities by engaging in formal research activities throughout their residency.   We have a dedicated research block where residents are able to gather the skills necessary to start on their scholarly research project.  The goal of the Resident Scholarly Project Program is for Family Medicine residents to develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to participate in the testing and development of knowledge in primary care. The scholarly project should include a process of critical inquiry involving reviewing literature, developing a research question, collecting data/information, critical processing/analyzing, and communicating the results of this inquiry to others. Starting in their second year, residents collaborate with FCM clinical and research faculty on clinically relevant research projects.  These FCM faculty become their research mentors during the course of their research project. By the end of their third year, all residents must submit an abstract for presentation at a national professional society conference, give an oral presentation during teaching day, present a judged poster at the annual FCM faculty meeting, and draft an article based on their scholarly project. All residents are strongly encouraged to submit an article based on their scholarly project.

Curriculum for PGY2:

Complete CITI Human Subjects Protection Training
Review Requirements for Successful Completion of Scholarly Project
Choose a Project/Mentor
Meet with Mentor to Plan Project
Submit Mentoring Plan
Review Instructions for Writing a Literature Review
Meet with Mentor at Least Quarterly
Meet with Vice Chair of Research at Least Quarterly
Conduct Project‐Related Activities
Provide Written Update to Mentor, Vice Chair of Research and Program Director

Curriculum for PGY3:

Meet with Mentor at Least Quarterly
Meet with Vice Chair of Research Quarterly
Conduct Project‐Related Activities Variable
Write and submit abstract to Society for Teachers of Family Medicine or other professional Conference
Write‐up Project Results (i.e., create poster and draft article)
Present Poster at Department Faculty Meeting

Optional but highly recommended

Present at STFM or other peer‐reviewed conference/meeting, if accepted.
Submit paper on results of project for publication.

Resident Publications

2016: ACT! Advanced Contracepton Training A model to increase family planning discussions in a resident clinic. Authors: Grace Price, MD and Shana Semmens, MD

2016: USPSTF Screening Guideline Table: Improving Screening and Teaching. Author: Joshua Clutter, MD

2016: Physical Therapy Expectations and quality Measures in Acute and Chronic Musculoskeletal conditions. Authors: J.Anthony Saenz, MD, Patrick J Goetz, MD, Jason Patel, MD, and Sommer Aldulaimi, MD

2016: Comparison of Methods Used to Detect Insulin Resistance in Overweight and Obese Children. Authors: Katie Houmes MD, Randa Kutob MD, MPH, Chris Ussery, MS, Kathylynn Saboda, MS, Scott Going, PhD, Denise Roe DrPH, Craig Stump MD, PhD, Melanie Hingle, PhD, MPH, RD

2016: Refugee Clinic at South Campus – What we have learned so far. A clinic within a clinic to improve the standard of care for refugee patents. Author: Shana Semmens, MD

2016: Non-communicable disease evaluation as the basis for primary care improvement in the Nam Giang district of central Viet Nam. Authors: Myles Stone, MD, MPH; Hy Sy Quang, MD; Matthias Huber; Joshua Solomon, MD

2015: Case-Based Learning in Family Medicine Residency Training. Authors: Megan M. Rayman, MD, Joie L. Evans, DO, Karyn Kolman, Judith Gordon, PhD.pdf

2015: Common Factors Affecting Therapeutic Non-Compliance: A Systematic Review. Authors: Bea Piña, MD; Allison Hopkins, PhD.pdf

2015: Cost Acknowledgement Decreases Test Ordering in Physicians. Authors: Paul F Swenson MD, Benjamin A Gonzalez MD, Ahlam A Saleh MD MLS, Daniel J Derksen MD.pdf

2015: Educating Providers on Effective Healthcare for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Authors: Jessica Hensel, MD, Leslie Cohen, JD, Tamsen Bassford, MD, Sarah Guayante.pdf

2015: Hypertension Prevalence Among an Ethnically Diverse Patient Population in a Southwest Medical Network. Authors: Victoria McCurry, MD, Allison Hopkins, PhD.pdf

2015: USPSTF Recommendation Schedule: A novel teaching tool for preventative medicine teaching. Authors: Paul F Swenson MD, Coya Lindberg MD, Cynthia Carrillo MD, Joshua Clutter MD.pdf

2014: Attitudes, Self-Efficacy, and Perceived Barriers Toward Diagnosing, Preventing and Treating Obesity in the Primary Care Clinic. Authors: Amanda R. Marquis, MD1, Judith S. Gordon1, PhD, Cynthia Thomson, PhD2.pdf

2014 Mobile Health Program Group Prenatal Care and Pregnancy Outcomes. Authors: Palitha Kalpage MD,MPH and Allison Hopkins PhD.pdf