Resident Scholar Program

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement Core Competency Component: USF-MPM Resident Scholar Program

1. ACGME goals applicable to scholarly activity

  • All residents must actively participate in scientific inquiry, either through direct participation in research, or undertaking scholarly projects that make use of scientific methods.
  • Residents are expected to be able to systematically analyze practice using quality improvement methods, and implement changes with the goal of practice improvement.

2. Scholarly activity categories and learning objectives

  • Discovery — Building new knowledge
    Present a report of original research
    • Transform an idea into a research question
    • Choose an appropriate study design
    • Determine instrumentation to use
    • Prepare for data collection and management
    • Assist with data analysis
    • Write and submit abstract
  • Integration — Synthesize current knowledge
    Present a case study and literature review of a clinical problem at a state, regional, or national level
    • Identify a rare case and unique characteristics
    • Review literature, identify specific teaching components
    • Submit abstract for presentation
    • Write case report manuscript for publication
    Application — Use knowledge for improvement
    Present the design and results of a clinical quality improvement project conducted in the residency practice in a residency conference
    • Baseline measurement
    • Implementation of process change/intervention
    • Post-intervention assessment of patient-oriented outcomes
    • Write and submit abstract
    Teaching — Develop, implement, and evaluate educational resources
    Prepare an enduring curriculum for use in a residency program:
    • Conduct needs assessment
    • Prepare objectives, activities, and evaluation
    • Conduct and summarize results of a pilot implementation
    • Present to residency faculty for incorporation into ongoing curriculum
    • Write and submit application to STFM Annual Spring Conference for workshop presentation

3. Format

  • General requirements
    • IRB approval if applicable
    • Results will be presented during the Annual Resident Scholar Day at the Turley Family Health Center
    • Abstract submitted for presentation at the STFM Annual Spring Conference or FAFP Spring Forum (alternatively, a manuscript may be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal)
    • Projects must be complete for promotion (see timeline attached)
  • Participants
    • Mandatory for PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents
    • Work individually or in teams (strongly suggest same year)
    • Maximum is 2 residents for integration and teaching categories
    • Maximum is 3 residents for discovery and application categories
    • Individuals/teams will work with a faculty mentor
    • Faculty mentor meetings are recommended twice monthly
    Project selection
    • July - Teams identified
    • August - Sign-up available
    • Rank preferred project category 1-4
    • September - Final project assignment
    • Only 1 project may be assigned in the teaching category due to limited opportunities for curriculum revision
    • If more than 1 team selects this category, a lottery system will be used for final assignment

4. Incentives

  • If abstract is accepted, the presentation will be funded (registration and travel) for 1 team member at a state, regional, or national meeting
  • Annual Resident Scholar Day – Best Project Award: $500.00 per resident

5. Measurable outcomes

  • Quality improvement or research project presentations during the Annual Resident Scholar Day
  • Abstracts submitted/accepted for poster presentation
  • Published abstracts
  • Manuscripts submitted/accepted publication in peer-reviewed journals

Project timeline and the scholarly activity ranking