Research is a core component of residents' training. Not only does it strengthen their scientific base and improve their ability to apply the principles of scientific investigation in clinical settings, research supports their applications to highly competitive and prized fellowship programs.
Arthur Weinstein, MD, director of the Section of Rheumatology and vice chair for research has developed an innovative approach to help residents initiate hypothesis-driven research projects in their first year of training. His series of lectures, delivered during noon conferences, are spaced strategically throughout the year to assist residents as they progress in their research activities.
Recognizing that research is often difficult to sustain individually, the Department of Medicine encourages a culture of research that is best served by collaboration and mutual support among the house staff. Faculty members offer significant support and guidance in these endeavors. Within this framework, the department's residents are successful in preparing abstracts/presentations/publications on a range of topics.
Resident research projects have been presented at MedStar Research Day, the regional American College of Physicians (ACP) Associates Meetings and national ACP meetings, the American Gastroenterology Association and the American College of Cardiology. The Office of Graduate Medical Education offers funding to support the presentation of research at conferences or meetings.
For a selection of faculty and fellow research, please click here
For a selection of house staff research, please click here
For more information about our program, please contact:
Ms. Gaitri Tiwari
Department of Medicine
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving St, N.W.
Washington , DC 20010
Phone: (202) 877-8278