A scholarly project is required of each resident prior to completion of residency training. Residents will not be approved for graduation without the project being received and approved by the director of research based on criteria communicated to residents. The resident is responsible for selecting the faculty who will be assisting with his or her scholarly activities through the research director, Yuan-Xiang Meng, MD, PhD, MSCR, FAAFP.
Each resident is required to have a faculty discussant for his or her QI/Research project. During the Research Forum, held in June, each resident will receive 15 minutes to present, followed by a 10-minute discussion. Faculty research advisors are expected to participate in the discussion.