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
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.
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.
- Teaching the principle of Quality Improvement
- Building dynamic thinking process and infrastructure for residents to participate
in protocol building, design and implementation of the patient safety projects.
- 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.