At BMC, we’ve harnessed our family medicine research, faculty’s expertise, our resident’s 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 inquiry-based project to deeply explore a health equity issue in their clinic community. 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 three residents presented at STFM.