Resident Research in Internal Medicine

All residents in the Department of Medicine are expected to participate in some aspect of research or scholarly activity. An Associate Program Director helps to coordinate resident projects and locate research mentors. Resident "focal points" help guide interns with little or no research experience to start and complete a major research project. Additionally, the Essential Skills in Internal Medicine (ESIM) month-rotation reemphasizes computer skills, biomedical statistics, research, quality improvement, and evidence-based medicine.

Many residents are engaged in research projects in collaboration with a senior faculty member. Residents often publish their research in peer-reviewed journals or present their projects at state and national meetings. Others work on individual projects, including oral and poster presentations for many Internal Medicine meetings and other specialty meetings such as:

  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM)
  • Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM)
  • Digestive Diseases week (DDW)
  • Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA)
  • American Collection of Chest Physicians (CHEST)
  • American Heart Association (AHA)
  • American Society of Hematology (ASH)
  • Henry Ford Hospital Resident Research Forum

Senior staff physicians within the Department of Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital are actively engaged in basic and clinical research activities and are eager to serve as mentors for our residents in training. All residents are allowed up to two full months of research during their Internal Medicine residency training.

When a resident presents at a local, state, or national meeting, the Department of Medicine will reimburse travel expenses incurred while away from the hospital (following hospital policy). Most residents find their research projects and scholarly activity both challenging and rewarding. The Department of Medicine provides residents with the time and resources needed to support their research and scholarly activity.

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