Outcomes of a Scholarly Activity Curriculum for Family Medicine Residents

Tharani Ravi, Inez Cruz, Fozia Ali, Sandra K. Burge, Robert Wood, Jasmine Rodriguez
2021 Family Medicine  
and Objectives: Scholarship is essential to growth and innovation in family medicine. Moreover, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Review Committee-Family Medicine requires family medicine residents to complete scholarly activities. However, many residents lack the training and confidence to successfully conduct such activities. In the year 2014, our residency implemented a scholarly activity curriculum to train our residents to plan, complete, and disseminate research and
more » ... quality improvement projects. We sought to evaluate the impact of one institution's scholarly activity curriculum for family medicine residents on resident scholarly activity productivity. Methods: We reviewed the scholarly activities conducted by our family medicine residents in the 5 years after initiation of the scholarly activity curriculum and compared them to those conducted in the 5 years prior to initiation of the curriculum. Results: Since 2014, the percentage of residents who coauthored at least one poster increased significantly, from 55.2% in 2009-2014, to 82.5% in 2014-2019 (P<.001). In the academic years 2014 to 2019, residents also coauthored significantly more book chapters compared to the 5 years prior to the curriculum. Conclusions: Our curriculum has been successful in improving resident scholarly activity productivity as evidenced by a significant increase in the percentage of residents coauthoring posters and the total number of book chapters written by residents.
doi:10.22454/fammed.2021.812680 pmid:33887051 fatcat:idp7i6ksofarpcngi6naq5kwtq