Competent family physicians require scholarly skills to evaluate and apply knowledge to practice.

The Research Program in the Department of Family Medicine oversees the research component of the resident research curriculum. The goal of the resident research curriculum is to enhance the research and scholarly skills of residents in the Family Medicine Residency Program. This is accomplished through a curriculum that includes:

  1. Evidence-based medicine (EBM) workshop
  2. Brief Evidenced Assessment of Research (BEAR) projects
  3. Journal club
  4. Practice quality improvement (PQI) projects
  5. Research group learnings and presentations
  6. Resident research evenings
  7. Family Medicine Research Day
  8. Research electives (optional)
  9. Research project (optional)


A lead physician at each academic teaching site facilitates the research curriculum at that site.

Faculty advisors provide guidance and support with BEARs and PQI projects

Research Office provides support on research methodology, ethics application, design of study instruments, data analysis and presentation/publication of findings

Faculty members are available to provide research mentorship. Please visit the Resident Research Portal to find opportunities to be involved in research.