Resident Research Support
At Henry Ford Hospital, there are 510 residents and 135 fellows in 50 ACGME accredited training programs. Scholarly activities are an important component of all residencies and fellowships. All programs are expected to advance residents’ knowledge of the basic principles of research, including how research is conducted, evaluated, explained to patients, and applied to patient care. The hospital and training programs are expected to support and allocate adequate educational resources to facilitate resident involvement in scholarly activities.
At HFH, there are several opportunities beyond departmental and program support available to trainees and faculty to promote scholarly activity.
GME Research Grants
Residents and fellows can apply for up to $5,000 from the HFH GME grant fund. GME Research Grants are available to provide house officers with the opportunity to gain further experience into scientific investigation, to develop competencies in research and dissemination of findings. Any resident or fellow in training is eligible for a grant. Application deadlines are August 15, November 15, February 15 and May 15. Full details and the grant application is available online, in the last five years, HFH GME awarded $162,000 in grant funding to trainees.
Research Support Services
All residents and fellows are eligible to use the HFH GME supported Research Support Services. HFH GME provides funding for consultations and support through Public Health Sciences (PHS). Any trainee can complete the Research Consultation Approval Form available on the GME internal website. All are eligible for 10 hours of support for each project. If additional hours are needed, the Program Director can approve additional supported time. Last year, the GME office supported 1,189 hours of PHS consultation and data analysis for trainees; over 3,600 hours in the past five years.