Research Activities

Scholarly Activity and Quality Improvement

Scholarly activity is a part of the culture of our program. In order to prepare our residents to contribute to the scientific body of knowledge, we conduct an annual abstract workshop near the outset of the year for training on vignette and research abstract preparation as well as poster and oral presentation.

Our residents receive travel support from the Department of Medicine Trainee Scholarship Fund that is maintained through private donations from faculty, alumni and commercial organizations. Over the last three years, this fund has sent residents around the country, from San Francisco to Boston, to present their work.

Resident Quality Improvement projects

Our residents performquality improvement projects in teams to enhance our inpatient and outpatient care. Additionally, they will be working together to evaluate our handoff process, as well as our documentation in clinic and our documentation on daily notes, discharge summaries and nighttime evaluations. In the end, each team will produce an abstract ready for submission to local, regional or national meetings. Teams are competing for recognition for the project that is of the highest quality, and for a place in the next regional ACP Abstract Competition after completion hosted by the Mississippi chapter of ACP.