Resident Research Support
At Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, there are 126 residents between our seven ACGME accredited training programs and our Podiatric Medicine and Surgery program. Scholarly activities are an important component of all residencies. 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 HFMH, there are several opportunities beyond departmental and program support available to trainees and faculty to promote scholarly activity.
GME Research Grants
Residency programs have access to the HFMH research fund. The fund supports equipment for the simulation lab and journal submission fees.
Research Support Services
All residents are eligible to use the HFHS GME supported Research Support Services. HFMH 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.
The Sladen Library system, with a local medical librarian supported library at HFMH is able to provide support to residents through literature searches, provision of articles and books and assistance with manuscript preparation. HFHS provides a computer application entitled Red Cap which assists those engaging in research and data analysis to use a program designed specifically for this purpose. The HFHS Institutional Review Board (IRB) has staff members available to assist residents in preparing materials for IRB review.