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Research for Internal Medicine Residency

Over the course of a residency program, residents should be exposed to the development of scientific research.  Evaluating research requires that an opinion be formed regarding the overall creditability of a study.  In addition, the ability to communicate new and essential medical information to the medical and lay community is a critical skill that all osteopathic internal medicine residents should strive to acquire. 

Per the Basic Standards for Residency Training in Internal Medicine, a resident must complete a scholarly project that is approved by the program director and submitted for publication or presented at a scientific meeting, or participate in two critiqued evidence-based presentations. 

In addition to fulfilling the research requirements to fulfill the Basic Standards for Residency Training in Internal Medicine, residents are required to be involved in research from the beginning of their residency training at McLaren Greater Lansing to prepare them for advanced research projects later in their careers.  Therefore, all first year residents (PGY-1) are required to submit an abstract for presentation at the annual Mid-Michigan Regional Research Day, which occurs annually, in April.    Additionally, it is also strongly recommended that the resident submit their presentation at any available local or regional program that allows for this venue.

A research project or poster presentation requires a great deal of time and effort. Faculty will assist medical students and residents by providing guidance in designing research projects. 

Assistance is available through MSUCOM/SCS, as well as through the Medical Education Department. Assistance in proper preparation of the poster presentation is also available.