Scholarly Activity

To further complement our clinical experiences, each of our residents is required to complete a research project during his/her training. The results of these projects are presented at the Department's Annual Research Symposium.

Residents have the opportunity to designate up to 6 weeks of electives as “research” time to explore their scholarly interests. Scholarship is broadly defined and may be based in education, public health/policy, or the clinical or basic sciences. The subject of study is solely determined by the individual resident's interest. We have found that this has provided a wonderful opportunity for residents to get first-hand experience with the process of developing a research question, collecting and evaluating data, and presenting data to their colleagues.

Many of the research projects completed by our residents have been awarded research grants; presented at state, regional, or national meetings; and published in peer-reviewed medical journals.

Based on the quality and innovative nature of our residents’ research, our residents consistently receive awards from our Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in recognition of outstanding scholarship. In addition, following graduation we have had a number of residents pursue further research training as National Clinical Scholars (formerly Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars), General Medicine or General Pediatric Research Fellows, or through subspecialty fellowship training. Over the years, our graduates consistently comment on the value of this educational experience, even if they elect not to pursue a research-based career.

Medical Education

  • Perceptions of Resident Autonomy in Pediatric Training
  • RaTs on the Pediatric ward: in pursuit of a validated case-based learning repository
  • Evaluation of an Internal Medicine Intern Wellness Curriculum
  • Simulation-Based Peer-Led Orientation Improves Intern Confidence and Preparedness
  • Examining Attitudes and Preference of Chinese Medical Students and Residents Towards International Rotations

Ambulatory Medicine

  • Assessing Risk of Body Art in Immunocompromised Versus Immunocompetent Patients: Infections Amongst Young Adults with Body Piercings and Tattoos
  • Resident Physicians’ Utilization of Primary Care Providers and Their Burden of Chronic Illness – How Do They Relate To Personal Healthcare Practices? A Survey-Based Study
  • How physicians manage newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes in the first six months after diagnosis
  • Practice Variability in Management of Pneumonia in Adolescents and Young Adults

Inpatient Medicine

  • Systematic review of duration of antibiotic therapy for severe infection
  • Medical vs. interventional treatment of intra-abdominal abscess in patients with Crohn’s disease
  • Recurrent Idiopathic Pericarditis: Presentation, Natural History, and Treatment in Children and Adults
  • Retrospective Study of Neurologic, Behavioral, and Ophthalmologic Side Effects of Dinuxutimab Therapy at a Single Institution

Systems of Care

  • Electronic Medical Record Sign Out Tool Improvement Project: A Narrative Description of the Effectiveness of the University of Michigan's House Officer Quality And Safety Council
  • Impact of vaccination of morbidity and mortality in adults hospitalized with influenza
  • Development of novel devices: novel single-hand syringe adapter
  • Variation in and Resident Perception of Code Status Ordering Across Specialties