Resident Research and Projects

Community and practice-based projects are part of a longitudinal curriculum to develop skill in evaluation and pursuit of scholarly work. Residents are partnered with faculty mentors to work on community-based projects that they choose in a variety of outreach settings within local service agencies, schools and with community groups.

Through a variety of departmental resources they are shepherded through a research process. Practice-based quality improvement projects focus on implementing changes in the way we practice to optimize care. They provide residents with valuable experience in critical appraisal, problem solving and leadership skills.

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Click to read this year's senior resident project abstracts. Also, check out the topics for our 2009 and 2010 projects: 

"Impact of an Educational Intervention on Patient Understanding of Hypertension" (Radha Akkinepalli, MD)
"Sports Medicine Clinic Quality Improvement Project" (Rajiv Balasuriya, MD)
"Resources and Medical Issues Specific to the LGBT Population" (Ekaterina Brodski, MD)
"Barre PreNatal Educational Folders" (Amy Grzysiewicz, DO)
"Interconceptional Care: A QI Project at FHCW"  (Preeti Kandpal, MD and Kerian Service, MD)
"Walk with a Doc" (Haley Moak-Blest, DO - pictured left above)
"Educational Packets for High Yield Topics on FMIS" (Thamrah Wright, MD - pictured right above)
"Redesigning the Resident Experience Through an Online Module-Based Curriculum" 
(Stephanie Carter, MD and Jennifer O'Reilly, MD)

"Improving Colorectal Cancer Screening at Hahnemann Family Health Center" (Chad Beattie, MD)
"Increasing Rates of Breastfeeding" (Donna Pierre, MD)

The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 

Jeremy Golding, MD, a Hahnemann faculty member, is one of three associate editors of this evidence-based medicine publication. Residents at Hahnemann (and at the other health centers) are offered the opportunity to author chapters for the 5 Minute Clinical Consult. This internationally known textbook and website is used around the world, translated into several languages, and is integrated into a number of E.H.R.’s. Residents may write on a wide variety of topics as first author with a faculty member as senior author.

Hahnemann faculty have especially strong representation in chapters pertaining to womens' health and reproductive medicine, oral health, and cardiovascular disease. Writing for a peer-reviewed publication serves the residency educational mission by improving the resident's ability to evaluate evidence and knowledge of the medical literature on a given topic, and by helping the resident understand the responsibility inherent in writing diagnostic and treatment recommendations that will be used by a vast audience. Frank Domino, MD, professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, serves as Editor-in-Chief.  

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