Residency Program

Research & Scholarly Activity

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Residency Program

Applicant Information

Research and Scholarly Activity

We want to congratulate our 2015 Oral Vignette winners:

  • 1st place: Arshi Shaikh: Hyperkalemia, Tip of the Iceberg
  • 2nd place: Madhavi Kuppi Reddy: Mr. Sjogrens Blood
  • 3rd place: Robin Fernandes: Mimicking Metastasis; Matthew Steinman: How to Shake off a Cholestatic Picture; Mahesh Swaminathan: The Forgotten Disease

ACP Downstate 2014 winners:

  • Poster: Sanna
  • Oral Clinical Vignettes: Furqan Rajput
  • First Place Jeopardy team: Indrajeet Mahata, Furqan Rajput, and Ravi Kodali


Introduction to Clinical Research

This is a 2 week PGY I rotation to gain knowledge and understanding of general research guidelines and protection of human subjects. Additional research training takes place longitudinally throughout all 3 years of training. PGY II and PGY III residents’ requirements directly follow the specific 2 week rotation.

Longitudinal requirements include the preparation and presentation of a scientific research abstract, clinical vignette and poster presentation; and/or case-report suitable for publication. All internal medicine residents participate in monthly Journal Club activities, the annual College of Medicine Research Symposium, 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, and the Illinois Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting.


  • 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

Information for PGY I

Information for PGY II

Introduction to Clinical Research Curriculum

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