Saint Thomas Health and the University of Tennessee will support research for the Internal Medicine program through the Saint Thomas Health Research Institute (STRI). STRI provides a robust clinical research infrastructure to support pharmaceutical and device clinical trials, translational research and comparative effectiveness research that addresses clinical questions in a wide array of diseases, interventions, and populations. Residents and faculty have access to dedicated staff to assist in the assessment of research projects, statistical design, protocol development, clinical research coordinators and support staff to manage data and publication creation and review.
Additionally, third year residents participate in a St. Thomas Health sponsored day of research presentations centered around real-world hospital and outpatient management questions.
Recent resident lead research includes: