Journal of General Internal Medicine

, Volume 33, Issue 11, pp 1836–1838 | Cite as

Increasing Resident Participation in Research: Capitalizing on Local Resources to Maximize Success

  • Donna M. WindishEmail author
  • Stephen J. Huot
  • Patrick G. O’Connor
  • John P. Moriarty
Concise Research Reports


Research participation is required of all residents.1 Starting in 2007, the Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Training Program aimed to improve the quantity and quality of resident research through a structured program capitalizing on local faculty resources.


We implemented stepwise interventions in three phases to enhance resident research.
  • Phase 1. (Starting 2007–2008) Website development; faculty mentor recruitment

We created web pages containing all documents related to doing research in residency: guidelines, applications, abstract deadlines to select meetings, formatted poster templates, and past residents’ abstracts, posters, and oral presentations. 2 To increase mentor access, we invited 35 Yale General Internal Medicine (GIM) faculty to complete a form delineating their research skills and ideas for resident research projects, then distributed these to house staff.
  • Phase 2. (Starting 2009–2010) Intern research retreat with GIM faculty; social structure



graduate medical education scholarship training 


Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare that they do not have a conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donna M. Windish
    • 1
    Email author
  • Stephen J. Huot
    • 1
  • Patrick G. O’Connor
    • 1
  • John P. Moriarty
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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