Family Medicine residents complete at least two scholarly activities during residency. Residents receive education on research methodology, statistical analysis, and critical analysis of the medical literature through current online training and one-one training with their first formal presentation- Journal Club. Journal club presentations review landmark and controversial peer- reviewed studies with lots of lively conversation in break-out groups.
Residents are encouraged to develop their own scholarly activity projects, as well as to take an active role in scholarly activity being led by Family Medicine Program Faculty including a research assistant who provides significant support in activity choices and step by step walk-through of processes involved in scholarly activity. Projects are housed in “Smartsheet” where residents and faculty can follow their progress. Data collection is contained in “Redcap”, a secure data collection tool that meets HIPAA compliance standards.
Every year UT Nashville residency programs host a Research Day open to all residents including Family Medicine to showcase their work in scholarly activity through oral and poster presentations. All are encouraged to participate. Projects are encouraged that lead to improving conditions for the local patient population. Focus lies in improving the program and meeting the needs of the community. Presentations from the most recent Research Day are provided here.