At BMC, we’ve harnessed our family medicine department’s research and faculty expertise, and our residents’ and institution’s dedication to healthcare equity and quality, to implement an evidence-based scholarship program.
This three-year curriculum aims to assist residents in acquiring the tools they need to promote health equity and effect change in the communities, institutions and systems in which they work, via a mentored but self-directed scholarly project.
In the first year, residents conduct a month-long health-equity focused quality improvement project in their health center, integrated into ongoing health center quality initiatives. Starting in the second year, residents develop a mentored scholarly project, present updates of their work at monthly research in progress sessions, lead research-faculty mentored journal clubs, and attend skills-based scholarship workshops (e.g. survey design, literature review).
All residents are encouraged to present their work at scientific conferences. In the past year eight residents presented at STFM.
- Shadow Pandemics: Integrating Social and Health Needs through Integrated Virtual Care in a Neighborhood facing Structural Vulnerability Amidst COVID-19
- Cognitive Load Burden and Resident scheduling: Aligning Learner and Patient incentives
- Study of Infant Preterm Birth and Low Birth Weight Across Family Medicine-affiliated Community Health Centers
- Development of a Refugee and Immigrant Health Concentration in an Urban Family Medicine Residency Program
- Assessing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and telehealth on contraception encounters at South Boston community health center
- Implementation of Guidelines for Chronic Opioid Pain Management