Scholarly activity is a cornerstone of Cleveland Clinic’s mission and an integral part of each internal medicine resident’s clinical training. We believe that physicians must be able to:
- Access, critique and synthesize medical data from the literature and apply it to patient care, and
- Ask appropriate questions and generate and test hypotheses based on their own experiences.
We also believe it is imperative to effectively share information with patients and other professionals both orally and in writing. We have developed an exciting program to assist residents in completing their scholarly activity requirements.
The two-part Cleveland Clinic requirement for all categorical internal medicine residents includes:
- Completion of a 30-60 minute oral presentation and a one-on-one teaching session with a reference librarian, and
- Completion of a written project suitable for publication or presentation
Residents can use a variety of study designs for their written projects including, but not limited to, case series, meta-analysis or clinical trial. A medical education, medical history, quality improvement, or cost-effectiveness study may also be an appropriate project.
Classes are made available to residents in the medical center to help them acquire the skills necessary to complete their scholarly activity requirements and to prepare them for a lifetime of self-directed learning and enhanced competitiveness in the academic or job market arenas.
Special Research Tracks
Residents with extensive previous experience in basic science or clinical research can apply for the highly competitive ABIM Research Pathway. The personally tailored Clinical Scholar Program (Clinschop) is open to competitively selected 2nd year residents, affording them a four-month block of time dedicated to course work in research, clinical teaching and time to pursue their research.
Support of Resident Research
Cleveland Clinic Internal Medicine Residents are not only mentored in their research but are also strongly encouraged to present their data at regional and national meetings and publish abstracts, articles and book chapters. Our 115+ medicine faculty include many nationally and internationally known clinician researchers and educators who are available to serve as research mentors or co-authors. The program has a resident travel budget in order to facilitate resident participation at national research meetings.
From January of 2010 to July of 2013, our residents:
- co-authored 131 articles and
- contributed 104 posters and/or oral presentations to national meetings
The yearly culmination of our Scholarly Activity Program is our Annual Internal Medicine Resident Scholarly Activity Day and Reception which takes place in May and showcases the research accomplishments of our residents. The program consists of a poster session and reception along with a competition awarding the winners with a Grand Rounds speaking opportunity, plaque recognition, and a tangible award.
To learn more about research opportunities, please contact:
Brian F. Mandell, MD, PhD
Chairman, Department of Academic Medicine; Director of Scholary Internal Medicine Residency Program
Internal Medicine Residency Program, Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Avenue, NA10 | Cleveland, OH 44195
Office: 216.444.2336 | Fax: 216.445.6290 | Toll: 888.857.8069 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org