Residency Program

Research & Scholarly Activity

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Residency Program

Applicant Information

Research and Scholarly Activity


We want to congratulate our 2016 Oral Vignette winners:

  • 1st place: Michael Kuhlenschmidt: An Atypical Case of Cellulitis - An Unusual Cause of a Common Hospital Problem
  • 2nd place: Sindhura Ravindra: Answer Lyse in B12
  • 3rd place: Muhammad Ajmal: Wild Type Transthyretin (TTR) Cardiac Amyloidosis as a Cause of Systolic Heart Failure and Acute Coronary Syndrome


Research Day, 2016

  • Social Science/Humanities
    Dr. Simranjit Singh, IMRP Community Health Engagement
  • Clinical Research
    Dr. Vinod Kumar, Utilization of Stool Calprotectiv at Carle Foundation Hospital
  • Oral Clinical Vignette
    First Place - Dr. Syed Anwaruddin, Persistent Fever in a Painter
    Third Place - Dr. Robin Fernandes, Argentaffinoma Syndrome



Introduction to Clinical Research

The curriculum will be presented in four sessions over the block . There will be weekly ( Friday) , 90 minute, face-to-face instructional sessions  and assignments of several, on-line modules which the residents will be required to complete before the end of the block. Additionaly, first year residents will collaborate on a thoughtful essay related to the clinical environment, to share with the program through an IMRP newsletter.

Longitudinal requirements over the three-year training period include the preparation and presentation of a clinical vignette and quality improvement project. All internal medicine residents participate in monthly, senior resident-lead Journal Club activities, as well as Quality Review and Clinical Pathophysiology Conferences, and are strongly encouraged to collaborate with faculty on research projects currently in progress. Other scholarly activities include the Downstate American College of Physicians (ACP) Scientific Meeting, Illinois Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting, and various specialty meetings and conferences.


  • Introduce selected aspects of clinical and bio-medical research, including general research guidelines and protection of human subjects.
  • Promote new research skills and knowledge, and an attitude of scholarly critique and inquiry through self-directed learning.
  • Understand strategy for QI projects
  • Refine oral, written and poster presentations
  • Refine writing skills and collaborate on a capstone essay

Information for Residents:

Log all scholarly activity!


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