Many residents are interested in improving their portfolio during residency training. Fellowship and medicine positions highly value research during residency. At minimum it conveys a dedicated interest in scholarly activity, particularly beneficial for competitive specialties. With significant contributions from prior trainees and current staff, we have identified faculty who express interest in resident mentorship for scholarly development. In addition, a broader departmental list is provided. These lists can be used to identify faculty for mentorship, case report review, or other scholarly projects.
Time commitment is a considerable limiter of productivity for many residents interested in research projects. Clear goals, anticipated time commitment, and expectations should be discussed with potential mentors. Case reports, abstracts, comments to editors, and review articles are ideal. Not necessarily in your specialty interest, but one should have a genuine interest in preparing these manuscripts. There are many online templates for design structure. Quality improvement projects are also more time friendly. Basic science and clinical research is exceedingly difficult to complete/publish during residency without a strong structure in place by mentors.
The links below document mentors from WSU Internal Medicine Department, outside resources for scholarly work, and useful links for research support options here at WSUMED. Please feel free to contact Matt Sturm with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wayne State University Resources:
- Research Design and Analysis:
- Institutional Review Board:
- Professional and Academic Development Seminars:
- Poster Templates, Wayne State Logos, and Other Services:
- For possible free poster making at the VA Hospital, please contact Ms. Janet Benedict at Janet.Benedict@Va.gov
- University of Michigan: Free Educational Events:
- Sci Val: Database where you can search for experts by name, institution, and publications worldwide
- Writing Case Report Tips:
- ACP link with example case report structure and manuscript check list.
- Getting Clinical Vignettes/Case Reports Published:
- Another resource for finding journals, authors, articles: JANE
- List of Medical Journals (and Impact Factors) by Specialty and Alphabetical Order: