GME Programs

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Internal Medicine Research and Scholarly Activity

We offer a structured research curriculum in the form of dedicated systematic lecture series preparing residents for research. Dedicated morning lectures in collaboration with other residency programs) starts with topics on creative thinking, literature review, data gathering and continue with ways to write protocols and apply for IRB approval. Division Director of research, Dr. Ayutyanont Napatkamon, PHD, CPQH, teaches biomedical statistics to our residents; she specializes in this field and has extensive experience in implementing clinical trials. Various methods to disseminate research or quality improvement projects, including preparation of manuscripts and submission to journals for publication, are discussed as part of the curriculum.

All residents are required to participate in a minimum of one scholarly activity during the training. There are diverse opportunities and abundant support available to our residents for some of the following:

  • Case Studies
  • Original research projects
  • Literature review articles
  • Teaching Conferences
  • Grand Round
  • Mortality and Morbidity Conferences
  • Patient Safety
  • Journal Club
  • Quality Improvement projects
  • Hypothesis Driven Research projects

Mountain View GME program supports residents in the presentation of their scholarly activities at Regional and National scientific conferences. Our residents have been the winners of ACP resident’s research competition at the state level multiple times since inception of the program in 2016.

Quality Improvement

Patient safety, monitoring patient care and quality outcome measures are embedded in the mission of the department of internal medicine. Our program has an elaborate patient safety and quality improvement curriculum, and provide the following educational steps to educate our trainees.

  1. Teaching the principle of Quality Improvement
  2. Building dynamic thinking process and infrastructure for residents to participate in protocol building, design and implementation of the patient safety projects.
  3. Participate in department and institution level projects to create innovative health monitoring system, quality and outcome metrics

Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), which has 140 hospitals across the United States, has committed itself to HCA Graduate Medical Education (GME). HCA GME has extensive patient database available to all residents upon request and IRB approval. HCA GME provides scientific support and consultation in data analysis, statistical support and manuscript preparation. HCA has recently launched its own graduate medical education journal further highlighting its commitment to GME research and academia.